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Support non-blocking receiveTimeout in AbstractPollingMessageListenerContainer [SPR-14212] #18786

spring-issuemaster opened this issue Apr 24, 2016 · 1 comment


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@spring-issuemaster spring-issuemaster commented Apr 24, 2016

Erik Wramner opened SPR-14212 and commented

AbstractPollingMessageListenerContainer#receiveMessage currently blocks indefinitely both on negative values and 0 as receiveTimeout. The documentation for receiveTimeout mentions -1, but not 0. However, MessageConsumer#receive blocks if the timeout is 0 and AbstractPollingMessageListenerContainer uses receive() or receive(timeout) - never receiveNoWait().

In some cases, for example with Oracle AQ, receiveNoWait yields better performance.

It is very simple to fix this. Simply check for 0 and call receiveNoWait. I will create a pull request.

Reference URL: #1043

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  • #18799 Client-side polling delay as alternative for receive timeout for JMS

Referenced from: commits 87b93a7


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@spring-issuemaster spring-issuemaster commented Apr 26, 2016

Juergen Hoeller commented

This is actual an unintended inconsistency: As with JmsTemplate, aligning with the JMS spec, 0 should indicate an indefinite wait attempt (even if it can be argued as no-wait, the definition of the JMS spec receive method is the more important guideline), whereas negative values such as -1 are to be treated as no-wait (since they have no other semantics in the JMS spec).

Additionally, an indefinite wait is a particularly bad idea with a DefaultMessageListenerContainer since it cannot cleanly shut down in such a scenario.

So as of 4.3, I've reworded our setReceiveTimeout javadoc to consistently declare -1 for no-wait and leave 0 for indefinitive wait. I doubt that anyone ever specified -1 there, and if they (unintentionally) did, they are arguably better off with no-wait behavior by default.

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