[rabbitmq-discuss] performance with thousands of auto_delete queues

Muharem Hrnjadovic mh at foldr3.com
Thu Nov 17 14:42:49 GMT 2011

On 11/17/2011 02:35 PM, Ask Solem wrote:
> On 17 Nov 2011, at 12:29, Muharem Hrnjadovic wrote:
>> Hello there!
>> We are using rabbitmq rev. 2.3.1 with python-celery for large-scale
>> seismic calculations. Celery seems to create an auto_delete queue for
>> each task and I am observing a severe performance degradation once
>> approx. 15,000 queues have been created (this a tenth of the overall
>> calculation).
>> Most of these queues have served their purpose, however, and can be
>> "garbage collected". Is there a way to request that auto_delete queues
>> be actually removed?
> The queues you are seeing are the task's progress and results.
> If you don't need them you should disable them.
We do need the results.

> You can do so by upgrading to the latest version (where results are
> disabled by default), or setting @task(ignore_result=True) for
> individual tasks, or CELERY_IGNORE_RESULT=True globally.

> An auto_delete queue is only deleted when it's empty,
> so you have to collect the results.
How does one collect the results? We do

    result = TaskSet(tasks=subtasks).apply_async()

    # Wait for all subtasks to complete.
    while not result.ready():

    the_results = result.join()

Is there something we need to do beyond that?


Best regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Muharem Hrnjadovic <mh at foldr3.com>
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