[Backgroundrb-devel] Canceling work...

John Wells lists at sourceillustrated.com
Mon Feb 18 12:59:05 EST 2008

On Feb 18, 2008 8:45 AM, hemant <gethemant at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 17, 2008 at 11:08 PM, John Wells
> <lists at sourceillustrated.com> wrote:
> > Guys,
> >
> > Is there any sort of mechanism for canceling workers? I've looked
> through
> > the docs and don't see any but may be overlooking.
> >
> What you mean by canceling the job? You mean the one scheduled or one
> from queue?

Well, when I sent this, it was to cancel a job that was started on an
autostarted worker with ask_work. However, I've since changed the worker to
not autostart. I then do call:

# controller action to start
def start_work
  MiddleMan.ask_work(:worker=>"my_worker", :worker_method=>"my_method")

# controller action to stop
def stop_work

This seems to work, but there are a few undesired things left dangling, as I
haven't found a way to "catch" the delete request and do a cleanup. Assuming
this is impossible, is there any way to clear the last status registered by
the worker with register_status if that worker is deleted?

And, is the above the proper way of cancelling work?

Thanks very much for your help!


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