[rabbitmq-discuss] dealing with poison-pill messages

Emile Joubert emile at rabbitmq.com
Wed Mar 21 11:29:37 GMT 2012

Hi John,

On 19/03/12 11:07, john doe wrote:
> What do you think?

You describe a reasonable emulation of toxic message handling. You
should be aware that republishing messages will destroy order, so this
solution is only applicable in scenarios where message ordering is

As an enhancement you could also consider marking the message with a
number instead of a flag to count how many times processing as been
attempted. You could also consider decorating the message with the
consumer identity to distinguish between processing attempts by
different consumers.


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