[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ and queue message limits?

Christian Legnitto clegnitto at mozilla.com
Wed Sep 1 18:19:36 BST 2010

Yep, exactly.


On Aug 31, 2010, at 8:38 PM, Matthias Radestock wrote:

> Scott,
> Scott Brooks wrote:
>> If you are willing to throw away messages when resources are
>> constrained, how hard would it be to store a timestamp when you
>> publish the message, and in your consumer check the age and discard if
>> it's too old.
> I believe in Christian's setup consumers may operate very slowly, or not connect at all for a very long time. Meanwhile messages are piling up at the server, which will eventually hit hard resource limits, namely disk space. So a mechanism is needed for messages to be evicted *in the absence of cooperating consumers*.
> Matthias.

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