[rabbitmq-discuss] Ensuring low latency for publishers

Michael Bridgen mikeb at rabbitmq.com
Thu Feb 23 12:15:34 GMT 2012

On 02/23/2012 12:09 PM, Simon MacMullen wrote:
> On 22/02/12 17:52, Matthew Sackman wrote:
>>> > Is it possible to configure the broker to never page to disk so that
>>> > it never throttles? Basically, when it hits its high watermark for
>>> > memory can it just drop inbound messages?
>> Nope.
> I find myself wondering whether some such feature may be useful though.
> At the moment Rabbit is concerned with never throwing anything away, how
> many people would find it useful to drop messages when the server is busy?

If data needs to be timely in preference to being reliable -- better to 
throw away data if it looks like connections are blocked, and send fresh 
data when things are clear again.


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