[rabbitmq-discuss] Queue Weird State in RMQ 3.2.1

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Mon Nov 11 11:26:56 GMT 2013

Thanks for the report. Replicated.

As a workaround you can invoke "rabbitmqctl list_queues" - this will 
wake all idle queues up and get them appearing correctly in mgmt again 
(for another hour).

Cheers, Simon

On 08/11/2013 5:25PM, Jonathan Cua wrote:
> I am using Rabbitmq 3.2.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a 2-node cluster setup.
> In the Queues tab, I see this in on one the queue.
> But when I click on this queue, I would see this.
> Then when I publish a message to this queue, it would get consumed and
> everything would go back to 0. There is nothing in the logs or sasl.log
> about this. So, I am wondering what this is. Also, this issue did not
> exist in RabbitMQ 2.8.7.
> I was able to reproduce this issue. It looks like when the queue gets
> idle (eg. no message is sent/consumed) for exactly 1 hour, it changes
> from 0 to '?'.
> Here is how to reproduce this.
> 1. Create a queue either through the UI or an ampq client (I used the
> pika python module).
> 2. Publish one message to the queue.
> 3. Wait for 1 hour then you will see the message go from 0 to '?'.
> 4. If you publish another message to this queue, it will go back to 0 again.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
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Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, Pivotal

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