[rabbitmq-discuss] messages getting stuck in queue

Alexandru Scvortov alexandru at rabbitmq.com
Thu Aug 5 07:37:49 BST 2010

Hi Arun,

> Im currently using rabbitmq-1.7.2. Ive noticed that many a times... messages
> remain stuck in the queue and there is no way for me to extract them.. I
> tries running the list_queues command... and I see that the queues does have
> consumers waiting for messages.. but the message is never sent... I event
> tried restarting the rabbitmq instance and having consumers reconnect to
> it.. but of no avail..

It isn't really possible for messages to get ``stuck'' in a queue.

If there are consumers on the queue, then the messages should get
delivered to them.

A few questions:
  * Are you sure the consumers are written correctly and that they're
    getting messages off the queue?
  * Are you in no-ack mode or are you explicitly acking the messages?
    Otherwise, the messages will get deliverd but will not get taken off
    the queue.

Hope this helps.


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