[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ and queue message limits?

Matthias Radestock matthias at rabbitmq.com
Tue Aug 31 21:50:04 BST 2010


Christian Legnitto wrote:
> Does RabbitMQ currently support (or are there plans to) something
> like:
> http://activemq.apache.org/slow-consumer-handling.html
> I'd like to define a max size for a queue and configure the behavior
> when the threshold is released. I guess I could have some cleanup
> consumer that drains the queues periodically, but that seems
> error-prone and brittle.

What's the problem with just keeping the messages in the queue? RabbitMQ 
automatically pages messages to disk, so it's not bounded by memory. And 
the disk paging is quite clever in that it gives more memory to fast 
moving queues.



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