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Asynchronous Routing Engine
Available as of Camel 2.4
When we say a component is supported, that means, the component is leveraging the asynchronous model. For example Jetty uses continuations and the async http client to be fully asynchronous and non blocked. That means no threads will ever be blocked while waiting for a reply.
In the future additional Components will be supported as well where it's applicable.
Forcing to use synchronous processing
You can configure the endpoints with the option
See Asynchronous Processing for additional information and the concepts behind the asynchronous model.