[rabbitmq-discuss] Can RabbitMQ handle big messages?

Tony Garnock-Jones tonygarnockjones+rabbitmq at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 15:31:12 GMT 2012

On 12 March 2012 08:51, Irmo Manie <irmo.manie at gmail.com> wrote:

> Clustered nodes are connected via 1 tcp connection, which must also
> transport a (erlang) heartbeat. If your big message takes more time to
> transfer between nodes than the heartbeat timeout (anywhere between
> ~20-45 seconds if I'm correct), the cluster will break and your
> message is lost.

Wow! Is that really the case? Erlang's distribution breaks if no heartbeats
have been received *even if there's traffic coming in on the wire*? Sounds
like an Erlang bug. Or perhaps there's some subtlety in the design I'm not

Tony Garnock-Jones
tonygarnockjones at gmail.com
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