[Backgroundrb-devel] monitoring the server

hemant gethemant at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 08:47:13 EST 2008


2008/2/15 George Feil <gfeil at realgirlsmedia.com>:
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> First, some good news: after a few fits, starts, and configuration tweaks,
> we've succeeded in deploying BackgrounDRb onto our production machines,
> where we're using itto perform cache expiration on our Rails generated
> pages. [We're using v1.0.1 code at the moment, but plan to upgrade to 1.0.3
> in the next week or two.] We use an event driven model for expiration, which
> is triggered by observers in our Rails application.
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> However, we're concerned about robustness, and would like to set up some
> monitoring tools. In particular, we'd like to keep tabs on things like:
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> total number of threads allocated
> number of active worker threads
> duration of currently active threads (to help identify hung ones)
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> Are there any good examples of monitor workers that do this now? What sort
> of statistics API's are available? I didn't see anything obvious in the RDoc
> for this.
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Its not there, right now. but should be pretty easy to implement.


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