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

Simone Busoli simone.busoli at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 09:10:28 BST 2011

Hi Mike, I'm quite new to RabbitMQ but I think there are at least a couple
of things you can look into. One is QoS, which regulates how many messages a
consumer is being pushed in advance, setting it to 1 should mean that no
messages are sent to it before it can consume the one it has on its queue.
Second, you can look at ACKs, which let you cope with the scenario you are
describing, since failing to ack messages implies that they stay on the
queue and can be recovered later.
On Jul 7, 2011 9:58 AM, "Mike Hadlow" <mike.hadlow at 15below.com> wrote:
> 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:
> https://github.com/mikehadlow/EasyNetQ
> 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
> Does anyone have any experience with this scenario? What is the
recommended subscription pattern? Should I be using BasicGet instead?
> Many thanks
> Mike
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