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From "Litton, Tom - CEPM" <>
Subject RE: A few redelivery questions
Date Tue, 02 May 2006 16:11:20 GMT
I meant the local queue internal to the consumer.  I'm sorry, i guess I should be more careful
about the terminology I use.

I've attached the file that I changed.  Look at the rollback

Essentially what it did was (and correct me if i'm wrong here):

1.  Calculate the redelivery delay
2.  Schedule a task to start the consumer after that delay
3.  Put all the delivered messages back on the list of unconsummed messages.
4.  Tell the session to redispatch the messages.

The problem is that there is nothing that tells the consumer that it shouldn't consume messages
when they are available and step 4 makes the failed messages available.  So, they are consumed
again immediately after the call to rollback.  Presumably the task scheduled in step 2 executes
after the delay, but the messages have already been redelivered by this point.

Does it make sense?  Is it correct?

Thanks again for your help with this James.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Strachan []
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: A few redelivery questions

On 5/2/06, Litton, Tom - CEPM <> wrote:
> Thanks for the quick replies James.
> I have one more problem with the redelivery.
> Durring the rollback, the consumer registeres a task to start itself after a certain
delay.  The messages are then put back on the queue for redelivery.  The problem is the consumer
is never stopped.  The result is that their is no delay.  The messages get processed immediantly
after they are requeued.
> I changed the code to stop the consumer before the messages are requeued.  Is their a
better solution?  This solution will have problems if the consumer is (permenantly) stopped
during the delay, because it will just restart again afterwards.

I'm slightly confused. When messages are redelivered on a rollback, we
tend to redeliver the messages inside the JMS client to the same
consumer (after a timeout) to preserve ordering of messages on a queue
(as soon as you send a message back to the broker to be re-dispatched
you've broken ordering on the queue).

So there should be a time delay when the message is redelivered to the
same consumer. Its only if that consumer dies that it is redelivered
to another consumer by the broker redelivering the message to a
different consumer.

So under normal redelivery processing consumers should not be
stopped/started, nor should messages usually be placed 'back on the


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