[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ .NET Client. Questions about QueueingBasicConsumer

Mike Hadlow mike.hadlow at 15below.com
Thu Jul 7 08:57:50 BST 2011

Hi All,

I'm writing a high-level "opinionated" .NET API on top of the supplied RabbitMQ .NET client that I've named EasyNetQ. It's on GitHub here:


Currently I'm using the QueueingBasicConsumer and spinning up a single thread that sits in a loop doing SharedQueue.Dequeue(), see the code here:


My question is about the scenario where messages are being pushed onto the queue by QueueingBasicConsumer faster than my client callbacks can handle them. Surely messages will build up in the SharedQueue until we run out of memory, crash, and lose all the queued messages? It would be much better if messages were pulled from RabbitMQ only as fast as the consumers can process them.

Does anyone have any experience with this scenario? What is the recommended subscription pattern? Should I be using BasicGet instead?

Many thanks

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