[Backgroundrb-devel] Too many clients already

Dan Herrera dan at revelationglobal.com
Thu Jun 26 12:32:41 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 7:35 PM, hemant <gethemant at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 3:03 AM, Dan Herrera <dan at revelationglobal.com> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> We are currently working on offloading some long running tasks to
>> backgroundrb, and we are using the thread_pool.defer method.  Our
>> intent originally was to have one worker running, and have it process
>> requests as they came in in threads, so that we don't have a lot of
>> these workers running concurrently.
>> It seems in our testing that backgroundrb is not closing these worker
>> threads as they finish, and will eventually stop queueing new requests
>> with the message:  FATAL:  sorry, too many clients already.
>> Since we intend to open just one worker, and have it queue and process
>> requests as they come in inside the thread pool, how do we close these
>> threads once we are finished?  Or am I misunderstanding how this model
>> should work, and we should be instantiating a new worker per request?
>> Here is the code we are using:
>> http://pastie.org/private/jnyues8lwlhvoqbmqd8w
> Those worker threads are always active in thread pool ( or rather
> waiting for new tasks in queue object, enqueued via #defer method) and
> hence there is no point in stopping them, once they are done, since if
> no work is there in queue, they will anyways sleep.
> On which line you are getting the error? Can you paste full exception?
> Could be some issue with Queue class.

Here is the full trace:


We get this error when running the test several times in a row.  It
could be that our test is not properly closing the connection to
backgroundrb.  The test reports that the error occurs in the
before(:all) block in an RSpec.

Thanks for your help!


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