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From "Martin C." <>
Subject Re: Spring JmsTemplate Messages not consumed depending on session ID
Date Thu, 06 Oct 2011 06:52:24 GMT

you should use JmsTemplate to send messages only. Have a look at You should use
Spring's DefaultMessageListenerContainer to receive messages. We are
using this, it works well.

Best regards,

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 3:47 PM, James Black <> wrote:
> Hello,
> we have an issue with our Spring application consuming from queues in
> ActiveMQ.
> Versions:
> Spring 3.0.5
> ActiveMQ 5.5.0
> All messages are persistent.
> We have a need to throttle the rate at which messages are consumed from 1
> part of our application therefore we use the jmsTemplate to consume from a
> queue in this part.  For the rest of our application the DMLC is used as
> normal.  The DMLC seems to be operating as normal.
> There may be multiple instances of these elements and they all share the
> same JmsTemplate to receive messages with.
> The JmsTemplate uses the Spring CachingConnectionFactory with sessionCache =
> 200.
> For these elements they may consume from different queues or the same queue.
> Many combinations are possible.
> Our issue is that with prefetch left on at the default (1000) or even set to
> 1 we are seeing messages sticking on the queues.
> Looking at the debug or trace log information we can see that the session
> that a jmsTemplate gets will depend whether a message is retrieved from the
> queue or not.
> I believe that the prefetch has delivered the missing messages to a session
> that is back in the pool.  With prefetch=0 the problem does not appear to
> happen.
> Is this the behaviour that we should expect?
> When do the prefetch messages get returned to ActiveMQ?  I though the
> closing of the session by jmsTemplate would return the messages?
> Thanks any help appreciated :>
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