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From mkeenan <kee...@p2sol.com>
Subject Re: Nms Reconnect
Date Thu, 20 Nov 2008 16:51:38 GMT


semog wrote:
> 
> Like you, we can get messages to go for a while, and then the consumer
> just stops getting new messages.  The producer can still send messages,
> though.  It's very odd and frustrating.  A couple of guys on my team are
> working on tracking it down.
> 

It is 100% my fault and I take full responsibility, but as a warning for
others I will openly admit I made the mistake of integrating AMQ/NMS into
our production application and pushing it out the door based on 1) my
limited AMQ/NMS proof-of-concept code and 2) my high opinion of Apache
projects.

Of course, the simple cases of reading and writing messages worked
flawlessly, and the performance was superb. Both PostgreSQL and MySQL worked
without a hitch, along with all the other various broker configurations I
tried.

However, the "stuck message" problem has been a thorn in my side for months
and as a result of my poor decision to rush integration testing I am now
paying the price of babysitting AMQ and our service, restarting as necessary
to push things along.

All is not lost, as this has been a valuable lesson for me. I am hopeful
that the delivery problems will get ironed out eventually and in the
meantime I will continue working around issues as necessary.

For everyone else out there-- here's a reminder from the pages of "Software
Development 101":

Before you choose *any* third party solution (open source or otherwise) to
integrate with your own code, do yourself a favor and don't skimp on the due
diligence phase.  Make sure it works on production hardware, with production
volumes of data, for a sufficient time period.


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