[rabbitmq-discuss] Queue has inaccessible messages?

Michael Burns michaelburns1 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 12:42:40 BST 2010

Are you sure the connection on the broker is being closed after you kill
your consumers? I have a similar problem and sometimes have to manually
close the connection on the broker in order to get messages delivered to the

See this thread for details

On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 11:43 PM, David King <dking at ketralnis.com> wrote:

> I have a moderate-traffic queue on rabbit 1.8.1 that for some reason
> doesn't ever get smaller than 1.3k (as reported by rabbitmqctl list_queues).
>  http://i.imgur.com/m6Zva.png
> > ri at queue01:~$ rabbitmqctl list_queues name messages_ready
> messages_unacknowledged messages memory | grep indextank_changes
> > indextank_changes       10      1342    1352    91015008
> The queue has two consumers that have been killed/restarted (several
> times), so it's not a matter of them being stuck in a consumer. It's not an
> issue of not being able to process them fast enough, because if I shut off
> the consumers to let the queue grow a bit then turn them back on, messages
> are processed down to that point near-instantly (that's the giant spike in
> the aforelinked graph).
> Any idea why these messages can't be retrieved?
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