[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ 1.6.0 Memory Usage

Matthias Radestock matthias at lshift.net
Fri Sep 25 20:17:26 BST 2009


Suhail Doshi wrote:
> Is there a way to place a memory restriction on rabbitmq? I am getting a 
> bit tired of it locking up all the available memory when there are a 
> significant amount of items in the queue since it won't write them to disk

RabbitMQ stores all messages in memory. Messages that are marked 
'persistent' are stored on disk *as well* as in memory.

That will change when the new persister gets released, at which point 
you should indeed be able to restrict RabbitMQ's memory usage.



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