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From "Marnie McCormack (JIRA)" <qpid-...@incubator.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (QPID-26) Provide prority parameter implementation for message MessageProducer.send method
Date Tue, 10 Oct 2006 10:17:20 GMT
Provide prority parameter implementation for message MessageProducer.send method
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                 Key: QPID-26
                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/QPID-26
             Project: Qpid
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Java Broker, Java Client
            Reporter: Marnie McCormack


The priority parameter on the javax.jmx.MessageProducer.send method is exposed in the qpid
implementation (org.apache.qpid.client.BasicMessageProducer). However, it doesn't actually
have any impact under the covers i.e. it is currently ignored and has no effect. Thus we do
not provide any way to expedite messages using the priority field.

This is clearly less than optimal and needs to be addressed. The setting the priority flag
on the send method should set the JMSPriority field in the header. The information below is
taken from the JMS specification (see spec for refs/more detail):

The JMSPriority header field contains the message's priority. When a message is sent, this
field is ignored. After completion of the send, it
holds the value specified by the method sending the message. JMS defines a ten-level priority
value, with 0 as the lowest priority and 9 as the
highest. In addition, clients should consider priorities 0-4 as gradations of normal priority
and priorities 5-9 as gradations of expedited priority.
JMS does not require that a provider strictly implement priority ordering of messages; however,
it should do its best to deliver expedited messages ahead of normal messages.

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