Sun Java System Messaging Server 6 2005Q4 MTA Developer's Reference

Message Processing

When mtaDequeueStart() is called, a communication path with the MTA Job Controller is established. The Job Controller is then asked if there are messages to be processed for the channel. Typically there will be messages to process since it is the Job Controller that normally starts channel programs, and it does so when there are queued messages in need of processing. Based upon information obtained from the Job Controller, mtaDequeueStart() will then begin to create non-joinable processing threads. Each processing thread immediately begins processing the queued messages.