[Backgroundrb-devel] Can schedules START a worker?

hemant gethemant at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 18:19:34 EST 2008

Hi Scott,

On Jan 26, 2008 4:02 AM, Scott Ward <scott at shefield.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm just working on getting backgroundrb (1.0.1) up and running.  I'm no
> expert with ruby, etc, so I still don't quite get a few things.
> I have scheduled workers that run every few minutes.  That works fine.  I
> have other workers that run once per day or even once per week.  It doesn't
> make sense to have them running all the time.  I'd rather they just fire up
> when the time comes and shut down again.
> I thought I could "set_auto_load true" and that they would be started up
> when the schedule dictated.  Then I'd use "exit" at the end to stop them
> again.
> But apparently, the schedules only work on running workers.
> What am I missing?  What's the best way to handle workers that only need to
> take action once per day and therefore don't need to be running all the
> time?

Currently you can't. You will have to let the worker running, but if
you can bear with us for few weeks, I am working on getting a new
release of bdrb out of door and it will have this feature.

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