[rabbitmq-discuss] Queues and auto_delete

Matthias Radestock matthias at lshift.net
Thu Aug 6 22:39:58 BST 2009

Ben Hood wrote:
> Garrett,
> On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 8:54 PM, Garrett Smith<g at rre.tt> wrote:
>> This is what I'm referring to (from amqp-xml-doc0-8.pdf):
>> "amq_queue_02 The server SHOULD allow for a reasonable delay between
>> the point when it determines that a queue is not being used (or no
>> longer used), and the point when it deletes the queue. At the least it
>> must allow a client to create a queue and then create a consumer to
>> read from it, with a small but non­ zero delay between these two
>> actions. The server should equally allow   for clients that may be
>> disconnected prematurely, and wish to re­consume from the same queue
>> without losing messages. We would recommend a configurable timeout,
>> with a suitable default value being one minute."
>> I understand this is a "should", but it seems to me a useful recommendation.
> Yes, it does say that in 0-8 but that version of the spec was in
> itself not exactly perfect, so some aspects of it should be taken with
> a pinch of salt.

Indeed. The above paragraph was dropped from the spec in 0-9, and it's 
not in 0-9-1 either.


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