[Backgroundrb-devel] Jobs running too slow

Joe Van Dyk joevandyk at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 05:26:07 EST 2007

On Dec 21, 2007 2:07 AM, hemant kumar <gethemant at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 23:17 -0800, Joe Van Dyk wrote:
> > Say I have a job that runs every minute, but it takes longer than a
> > minute to execute.  Will it start a new job every minute?
> >
> > If it does, then how would I make a job that sleeps for a certain
> > amount of time, then restarts?  I have a job that could take an hour
> > or two to complete, and I don't want to have multiple copies of that
> > job running at the same time.
> If your job takes longer than a minute to complete and yet you are
> scheduling it with an interval of one minute and you don't want it to
> run concurrently, seems like an mutually exclusive case. :)

Well, say it normally takes 10 seconds, but then sometimes, due to the
internet being really slow, it takes 5 minutes.  I don't want to be
running multiple jobs in that scenario, I want to wait for the slow
job to finish before starting the next one.

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