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From "James Strachan" <>
Subject Re: Strict order of messages with redelivery
Date Fri, 07 Sep 2007 03:04:19 GMT
On 9/6/07, Juergen Mayrbaeurl <> wrote:
> Hi!
> Our application has to make sure that all consumers with durable topic
> subscriptions get messages in strict order even when a message has to be
> delivered.
> E.g.
> Publisher puts message 1 to 10 on topic. Consumer opens a session, gets
> message 1, makes a client acknowledment, gets message 2, makes a client
> acknowledment, and so on. On message 3 a runtime exception occurs and no
> client acknowledment is done, but the session and the connection are closed.
> The next time the consumer opens a session message 4 gets delivered before
> message 3.
> What do we have to do to get message 3 (and not 4) as the first message? Do
> we have to use a special redelivery policy?

It should just work; though FWIW I'd recommend you switch from using
acknowledge to using JMS transactions. They are typically faster as
well as allowing you to do a rollback (rather than having to close the
session & connection on failure)

> PS: We're using ActiveMQ 4.1.0

I'd also recommend you upgrade to 4.1.1

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