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From "joe smith (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (AMQ-3240) load balance on a VirtualTopic queue broken where there are consumers subscribining to both the VT queue and VirtualTopic itself
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:01:05 GMT
load balance on a VirtualTopic queue broken where there are consumers subscribining to both
the VT queue and VirtualTopic itself

                 Key: AMQ-3240
             Project: ActiveMQ
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 5.4.2
         Environment: Linux intel chip 64 bit
Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server
            Reporter: joe smith

Thanks for any help.  I apologize that I'm not familiar with the source code, but we plan
to use this feature for production deployment.

We have a broker cluster of 4 brokers with minimum configuration.  The problem seem to occur
only in a clustered environment.

We have a virtual destination for both queue consumption as well as topic consumption.  E.g:
a producer sends to a virtual topic VirtualTopic.testtopic.  One consumer group (3 consumers)
subscribe to the VT as a queue: Consumer.group1.VirtualTopic.testtopic.  Anther consumer group
subscribes to the VirtualTopic directly: VirtualTopic.testtopic.

Where there is no topic consumer listening on VirtualTopic.testtopic, the messages are load-balanced
across the queue consumers (listening on Consumer.group1.VirtualTopic.testtopic) which are
connected to brokers in the cluster randomly.  Working correctly.  However, as soon as we
connect one or more consumer subscribing to the virtual topic itself (VirtualTopic.testtopic),
the number of messages received by queue consumer did not match what the producer sent.  Sometimes
the number fall short of what was sent.  Most of the times the numbers received were 2 or
3 time more.

Also, sometimes when I shutdown and reconnect the queue consumers (when no more msgs were
received), more messages were received again by the consumers on reconnect.

Checking the redelivered flag were 0.  However, in checking the JMS Destination name for the
queue consumers, it included both queue destination as well as topic destination.  Not sure
if that's by design.  I assume the queue consumers should only receive messages addressed
to the queue destination.

The topic consumers always got the exact number of messages sent by the producer.

Clients connect using failover protocol with list of broker host/port w/tcp transport.  Not
other parameters are used on the client provider uri.

Broker config is default out-of-the-box config, with the following changes:


                        <virtualTopic name="VirtualTopic.>" />

Added for clustering:

            <networkConnector uri="static:(tcp://host1:61616,tcp://host2:61616,tcp://host3:61616)"
                        <queue physicalName="Consumer.*.VirtualTopic.>"/>

Modified for connection load-balancing:

            <transportConnector name="openwire" uri="tcp://" updateClusterClients="true"
rebalanceClusterClients="true" updateClusterClientsOnRemove="true"/>

Everything else is default config.  I also tried with an additional transport (port 62001)
dedicated to the networkConnector.  The same issue still occurred.  Sometimes on client failover,
the client were actually re-connected to the 62001 port.  Not sure if this is also a problem.

Thanks you.

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