Designing a .NET Core Host that lives only as long as required

The scenario

A message consumer hosted in a container Woken up by a lambda/function


  • The process should stay alive during busy periods
  • this "keep alive" should be sliding. i.e. if no messages arrive in "n" seconds/minutes, the process should end


A timed hosted service that keeps track of last "keep-alive" check If (current time - last check) > Threshold Send shutdown signal Else keep going