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From Gary Tully <>
Subject Re: queue dispatchpolicy based on "consumer load"
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:45:49 GMT
use a small prefetch or 0 and messages will not get stuck pending
consumption by slow consumers.
Dispatch will not exceed the prefetch for a given consumer in both
modes. The real difference is with ordering.

With 0-9 in the queue and 9 consumers with prefetch =10;
 - with roundrobin each gets one message.
 - With strict order, consumer 0 gets all the messages.

With a prefetch of 1 each will get one message in both scenarios

On 1 April 2014 11:55, Mike Wilson <> wrote:
> According to:
> queue load balancing use either the round-robin or "strict" method.
> Round-robin will give the same amount of work to consumers
> independent on if they are fast or slow, possibly leading to work
> building up on a slow consumer even when the other consumers are
> idle.
> Would it be possible to implement a queue dispatch policy that f ex
> prefers to dispatch to the consumer with the least number of
> unacknowledged messages, or maybe with the highest number of free
> prefetch slots?
> Or is the solution to use small enough prefetch values so that the
> maximum amount of queued work in any consumer is handled in a short
> time?
> Thanks
> Mike


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