[Backgroundrb-devel] When does a worker terminate

hemant gethemant at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 01:19:52 EST 2009


On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 4:25 AM,  <Tuong.Le at emulex.com> wrote:
> Hi,
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> In Rails, it seems I can create a new worker with:
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>       worker_abc = Middleman.worker(:foo_worker)
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You don't create a new worker like that. It just gives you a handle
for already running worker.You use MiddleMan.new_worker for creating
new workers. More details:

http://backgroundrb.rubyforge.org/rails/#new_worker


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> And later on uses it like:
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>       worker_abc.async_some_task(:arg => data)
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> My question is when does this "worker_abc" go away and its resources freed
> up?  How does Ruby/Rails/backgroundrb know that I am done using
> "worker_abc"?
>

It doesn't. You need to explicitly close/exit your workers.


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