| <route id="testRoute" autoStartup="false" routePolicyRef="startPolicy, throttlePolicy"> |
|<to uri="mock:success"/> uri="mock:result"/> |
| </route> |
Available as of Camel 2.1
A route policy org.apache.camel.spi.RoutePolicy is used to control route(s) at runtime. For example you can use it to determine whether a route should be running or not. However the policies is can support any kind of use cases.
You associate a route with a given RoutePolicy and then during runtime Camel will invoke callbacks on this policy where you can implement your custom logic.
Camel provides a support class that is a good base class to extend org.apache.camel.impl.RoutePolicySupport.
There are these callbacks invoked
See the javadoc of the org.apache.camel.spi.RoutePolicy for more details.
And also the implementation of the org.apache.camel.impl.ThrottlingInflightRoutePolicy for a concrete example.
Camel provides the following policies out of the box:
As of Camel 2.5, Camel also provides an ability to schedule routes to be activated, de-activated, suspended and/or resumed at certain times during the day using a ScheduledRoutePolicy (offered via the camel-quartz component).
If you want to dynamic suspend/resume routes as the org.apache.camel.impl.ThrottlingRoutePolicy does then its advised to use org.apache.camel.SuspendableService as it allows for fine grained suspend and resume operations. And use the org.apache.camel.util.ServiceHelper to aid when invoking these operations as it support fallback for regular org.apache.camel.Service instances.
The throttling inflight route policy has the following options:
|scope||Route||A scope for either Route or Context which defines if the current number of inflight exchanges is context based or for that particular route.|
|maxInflightExchanges||1000||The maximum threshold when the throttling will start to suspend the route if the current number of inlfight exchanges is higher than this value.|
|resumePercentOfMax||70||A percentage 0..100 which defines when the throttling should resume again in case it has been suspended.|
|loggingLevel||INFO||The logging level used for logging the throttling activity.|
|logger||ThrottlingInflightRoutePolicy||The logger category.|
|ThrottlingInflightRoutePolicy compared to the Throttler EIP|
The ThrottlingInflightRoutePolicy compared to Throttler is that it does not block during throttling. It does throttling that is approximate based, meaning that its more coarse grained and not explicit precise as the Throttler. The Throttler can be much more accurate and only allow a specific number of messages being passed per a given time unit. Also the ThrottlingInflightRoutePolicy is based its metrics on number of inflight exchanges where as Throttler is based on number of messages per time unit.
For more details check out the following links
You configure the route policy as follows from Java DSL, using the routePolicy method:
In Spring XML its a bit different as follows using the routePolicyRef attribute:
Available as of Camel 2.7
RoutePolicy has been further improved to allow addition of policy sets or a collection of policies that are concurrently applied on a route. The addition of policies is done as follows.
In the example below, the route testRoute has a startPolicy and throttlePolicy applied concurrently. Both policies are applied as necessary on the route.