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From Gary Tully <>
Subject Re: How does activeMQ handles expiration?
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:18:14 GMT
have a read of the comments on to get some more

there is now an expiry task that periodically checks for expiry, along
with the checks on send and dispatch

On 23 July 2012 13:09, ByteFlinger <> wrote:
> I am trying to find out information on how activeMQ handles expiration but it
> has been difficult to find details.
> I found some old threads that mention that there is no constant process in
> activeMQ which moves expired messages from a queue to activeMQ.DLQ but only
> when messages are read/written to that queue but I also have read
> here  that there
> seems to, maybe, be a way to tell activeMQ to, every x seconds, look for
> expired messages.
> My own tests seem to show that, most of the time, only when the queue is
> read (not written to) the expiration will happen however sometimes some
> messages expire without anything happening.
> Can anybody shed some light on the issue? How and when does activeMQ check
> for expired messages and moves them from a queue to activeMQ.DLQ queue?
> Regards
> Byte
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