[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ .NET client BasicConsume and HandleBasicDeliver question

T-zex tranzenziuzex at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 10:55:19 BST 2011

Thank you!

When prefetch count is set to 1 channel will try to fetch the next
message as soon as HandleBasicDeliver returns? Should I invoke
Channel.Close() on a different thread (to avoid blocking) and then

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Emile Joubert <emile at rabbitmq.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 15/06/11 10:08, T-zex wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We are overriding DefaultBasicConsumer.HandleBasicDeliver method and
>> use IModel.BasicConsume to subscribe to incoming messages:
>> model.BasicConsume(queue, false, instanceOfDerivedConsumer);
>> When application fails to ack a message that message is requeued. How
>> can I guarantee that BasicConsume is receiving one message at a time?
>> How to deterministically stop consuming when application detects that
>> it is unable to process a message and prevent the second message from
>> arriving? How to make sure that there is one and only one unacked
>> message and that message is at the peak of broker queue.
> The solution is to set the prefetch count of the channel to 1 using
> IModel.BasicQos(). Also see
> http://www.rabbitmq.com/amqp-0-9-1-quickref.html#basic.qos .
> Note that rabbit does not implement the prefetch size or global
> parameters to the same method.
> -Emile

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