[rabbitmq-discuss] Regarding disk free limit

Emile Joubert emile at rabbitmq.com
Tue Aug 27 13:47:02 BST 2013

On 27/08/13 13:38, Jain, Punit wrote:

> We are using RabbitMQ in a system where root partition doesn’t have much
> space. To avoid unnecessary blockage of connections we have set
> “disk_free_limit” to 8MB. Is there any disadvantage of setting the limit
> this low while default limit is 1GB?

The broker will activate flow-control later if the disk gets full. If
you deal with large messages or very high message rates then you run a
slightly higher risk of a crash due to running out of disk space.


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