[rabbitmq-discuss] checking no of message in queue

cheepu shammi at arosys.com
Tue Mar 22 10:34:20 GMT 2011

I am using the QueueingConsumer and using the following code for the
explicit acknowledgement 

 delivery = consumer.nextDelivery(500);
channel.basicAck(delivery.getEnvelope().getDeliveryTag(), false);

I am using java library for this and how can i get in this case the number
of messages?


Emile Joubert-2 wrote:
> Hi cheepu,
> Op 22/03/2011 09:01, het cheepu geskryf:
>> Hi
>> 	I am checking the number of message in the queue.
>> I am using the fillowing code for this.
>>   channel.exchangeDeclare("exchange", "direct",true);
>> queuemessageSize=channel.queueDeclarePassive("queue").getMessageCount();
>> I am using the same connection object. but the channel for both task is
>> different.
>> I started two thread( consumer thread to consume msg from queue and a
>> thread
>> to check no of message in queue) which are running continuously but I can
>> pause and stop the consumer thread.
>> I did the following steps:
>> 1. Produced 20 message
>> 	Result: queue depth is 0 because all the messages are consumed by the
>> consumer thread
>> 	This is expected result.
>> 2. Next I paused the consumer thread. and then again produced 20 message.
>> 	Result: queue depth is 0( This is unexpected because there are 20
>> messages
>> in queue) and message is not consumed by the consumer thread( because
>> they
>> are paused ).
>> 3. Next I stopped the consumer:
>> 	Result: Now I am getting the no of message in the queue ie 20.
>> Question:
>> 	Why when the consumer is sleeping then my queue size ( ie message in
>> queue)
>> is zero?
> This could happen if you are using the  QueueingConsumer in auto-ack 
> mode, because the the QueueingConsumer will accept messages from the 
> broker and store them in memory on the client. You don't say exactly 
> what the consumer thread does - if it just dequeues messages from the 
> QueueingConsumer then that is a possible explanation for your
> observations.
> You can use the following command before and after each of your 3 steps 
> to confirm:
> rabbitmqctl list_queues name messages messages_ready
> messages_unacknowledged
> Regards
> Emile
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