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1.2.  Cheat Sheet for configuring Queue Options

1.2.1.  Configuring Queue Options

The C++ Broker M4 or later supports the following additional Queue constraints.

The 0.10 C++ Broker supports the following additional Queue configuration options:

1.2.1.1.  Applying Queue Sizing Constraints

This allows to specify how to size a queue and what to do when the sizing constraints have been reached. The queue size can be limited by the number messages (message depth) or byte depth on the queue.

Once the Queue meets/ exceeds these constraints the follow policies can be applied

  • REJECT - Reject the published message

  • FLOW_TO_DISK - Flow the messages to disk, to preserve memory

  • RING - start overwriting messages in a ring based on sizing. If head meets tail, advance head

  • RING_STRICT - start overwriting messages in a ring based on sizing. If head meets tail, AND the consumer has the tail message acquired it will reject

Examples:

Create a queue an auto delete queue that will support 100 000 bytes, and then REJECT

#include "qpid/client/QueueOptions.h"

    QueueOptions qo;
    qo.setSizePolicy(REJECT,100000,0);

    session.queueDeclare(arg::queue=queue, arg::autoDelete=true, arg::arguments=qo);

Create a queue that will support 1000 messages into a RING buffer

#include "qpid/client/QueueOptions.h"

    QueueOptions qo;
    qo.setSizePolicy(RING,0,1000);

    session.queueDeclare(arg::queue=queue, arg::arguments=qo);

1.2.1.2.  Changing the Queue ordering Behaviors (FIFO/LVQ)

The default ordering in a queue in Qpid is FIFO. However additional ordering semantics can be used namely LVQ (Last Value Queue). Last Value Queue is define as follows.

If I publish symbols RHT, IBM, JAVA, MSFT, and then publish RHT before the consumer is able to consume RHT, that message will be over written in the queue and the consumer will receive the last published value for RHT.

Example:

#include "qpid/client/QueueOptions.h"

    QueueOptions qo;
    qo.setOrdering(LVQ);

    session.queueDeclare(arg::queue=queue, arg::arguments=qo);

    .....
    string key;
    qo.getLVQKey(key);

    ....
    for each message, set the into application headers before transfer
    message.getHeaders().setString(key,"RHT");
    

Notes:

  • Messages that are dequeued and the re-queued will have the following exceptions. a.) if a new message has been queued with the same key, the re-queue from the consumer, will combine these two messages. b.) If an update happens for a message of the same key, after the re-queue, it will not update the re-queued message. This is done to protect a client from being able to adversely manipulate the queue.

  • Acquire: When a message is acquired from the queue, no matter it's position, it will behave the same as a dequeue

  • LVQ does not support durable messages. If the queue or messages are declared durable on an LVQ, the durability will be ignored.

A fully worked Section 1.6.3, “LVQ Example” can be found here

1.2.1.3.  Setting additional behaviors

Persist Last Node

This option is used in conjunction with clustering. It allows for a queue configured with this option to persist transient messages if the cluster fails down to the last node. If additional nodes in the cluster are restored it will stop persisting transient messages.

Note

  • if a cluster is started with only one active node, this mode will not be triggered. It is only triggered the first time the cluster fails down to 1 node.

  • The queue MUST be configured durable

Example:

#include "qpid/client/QueueOptions.h"

    QueueOptions qo;
    qo.clearPersistLastNode();

    session.queueDeclare(arg::queue=queue, arg::durable=true, arg::arguments=qo);
Queue event generation

This option is used to determine whether enqueue/dequeue events representing changes made to queue state are generated. These events can then be processed by plugins such as that used for Section 1.7, “ Queue State Replication ”.

Example:

#include "qpid/client/QueueOptions.h"

    QueueOptions options;
    options.enableQueueEvents(1);
    session.queueDeclare(arg::queue="my-queue", arg::arguments=options);

The boolean option indicates whether only enqueue events should be generated. The key set by this is 'qpid.queue_event_generation' and the value is and integer value of 1 (to replicate only enqueue events) or 2 (to replicate both enqueue and dequeue events).

1.2.1.4.  Other Clients

Note that these options can be set from any client. QueueOptions just correctly formats the arguments passed to the QueueDeclare() method.