[rabbitmq-discuss] Number of messages in a queue

Daniel McGreal daniel at redbite.com
Sun Mar 9 09:45:12 GMT 2014

http://www.rabbitmq.com/maxlength.html ?
I assume clients get a basic.reject from this.

On 6 Mar 2014, at 20:02, Sharath <sharathciddu at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am implementing a system where jobs are submitted to the RabbitMQ based 'work queue' and the workers pick the jobs. 
> However when the number of jobs in the queue are more than a certain number, I want to stop accepting any job submissions. I was wondering if there is any way using which we can get the number of messages/jobs in the queue and could you let me know the complexity of that call.
> One idea is to using queue declare with passive as true, but I am not sure if this is the most optimal way to do it.
> -Sharath
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