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From "Maciej Rakowicz" <>
Subject Virtual Topic and missed messages gone missing with selectorAware=true
Date Mon, 01 Nov 2010 09:20:43 GMT

amq 5.4.0. jdk 1.6

broker persistence=true, selectorAware=false
Virtual Topic with say one queue. There is a consumer A connected to  
that queue with a selector. All works fine. Consumer A dies, messages  
pile up, consumer A starts back up, missed messages are redelivered.  
You can easily verify that queue receives all posted messages while  
consumer's down.
Now, adding consumer B, since selectorAware=false and consumer B uses  
an exclusive selector messages sent to consumer A are not consumed by  
consumer B. All good save the fact that all unmatched messages end up  
polluting consumer's B queue. All according to the documentation.
Flipping selectorAware to true solves one problem but introduces  
another (way more important in my setup). Unmatched messages won't  
pile up on consumer's B queue which is fine. However, if consumer A  
dies they are not sent to consumer's A queue (disappearing after  
reaching the topic - I dunno where they go) hence disabling any missed  
message delivery on consumer's A startup.

I there any way around it? I really need to handle all missed messages  
with no exception. At the same time I cannot allow stacking up  
messages in each and every queue although they are not matched.

Btw. I do not have a list of consumers in advance, the subscription is  
fully dynamic, although since broker runs persistence, once subscribed  
I do have an idea of who's subscribed even if connection is currently  

I would appreciate any hints.

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