[rabbitmq-discuss] Message expiration

Ben Hood 0x6e6562 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 21:21:14 BST 2009


On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 6:43 PM, Garrett Smith<g at rre.tt> wrote:
> Assuming rabbitmq doesn't discard expired messages and that the
> application has the responsibility to check for expired messages
> itself, is there any word on what the 'expiration' string value should
> be (e.g. a string value timestamp, iso-8601 format, etc.)? Or is this
> value simply treated as a pass-through and the producer/consumer chain
> needs to coordinate on the format?

The value is opaque to the broker.

Actually doing something with the message expiry field on the broker
side is on the todo list, but it's not very high up ATM.


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