[Backgroundrb-devel] Instantiating middleman and worker from inside a model?

Joshua Bates joshuabates at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 13:51:58 EST 2007

Just call work_thread on the worker.
Something like....

def save_to_s3
  worker.work_thread(:method => :save, :args => [args])

def worker
  @worker ||= MiddleMan.worker(:s3)

If you need to pass the whole model to the worker, make sure to add
include DRbUndumped in your model.

On 1/15/07, Tomasz Kaye <tomasz at resourcestudio.nl> wrote:
> In short: how (if possible) would i go about arranging it so that i
> can instantiate a middleman and set a worker going from within a
> method in one of my models? or is this a weird thing to be wanting to
> do? (
> My specific situation: I have an 'Image' model in my application. An
> actual image file associated with the model is being stored on
> amazons s3 system. I'd like to use a worker to handle each s3
> operation (eg. deleting the image from s3). The Image model seems the
> neatest place to set the worker going but I'm a little stumped as to
> how i should modify my model to enable the instantiation of middleman
> within it.
> thanks in advance for any pointers!
> (apologies in advance if this message gets posted twice; i think my
> previous attempt didn't work)
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