[rabbitmq-discuss] rabbitmq java client keeps pulling data?

DeepNightTwo DeepNightTwo at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 09:08:48 BST 2014

Is it designed so for some purpose? My understanding is, if a fixed-size
queue is used to create a consumer, it is expected the consumer should stop
pulling data if the queue is full. 

I extends from QueueingConsumer and it works for me. 

class BlockingConsumer extends QueueingConsumer {

    private BlockingQueue<Delivery> q;

    public BlockingConsumer(Channel ch) {

    public BlockingConsumer(Channel ch, LinkedBlockingDeque<Delivery> q) {
        super(ch, q);
        this.q = q;

    public void handleDelivery(String consumerTag, Envelope envelope,
AMQP.BasicProperties properties, byte[] body) throws IOException {
        if (q == null) {
            super.handleDelivery(consumerTag, envelope, properties, body);
        } else {
            try {
                this.q.put(new Delivery(envelope, properties, body));
            } catch (InterruptedException e) {


q.put will block until the queue has a slot available. But I'm not sure if
this will bring network issue. For example, if the queue keeps full, will
the connection be timeout/reset?

And this impl is ugly. 

Because the _queue is private, I have to store a reference in subclass. And
because the _checkShutdown method is private, I didn't invoke it in the sub

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