[Backgroundrb-devel] Results from worker are not available until after worker is completed

hemant gethemant at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 11:02:49 EST 2009

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 9:15 PM, Jonathan Donaldson <jonathan at column3.net> wrote:
> Sorry if this hit twice, my mailer was using the .com version of my email
> address not the .net one I signed up with:
> Using Backgroundrb pulled from github yesterday, and rails 2.2.2.
> In my worker, I send lots of progress back as I step through the tasks, ie:
> @items.each do |itm|
> ...stuff happens here
> @results[:created_items] += 1
> cache[some_key] = @results
> end
> in next loop:
> @ results[:errors] = "Error on Item 4",
> cache[some_key] = @results
> when I call ask_result on the worker, I get nil back until after the worker
> is completely done, then I get my results....
> ideas? This is to drive a progress bar and other 'realtime' feedback...

You will have to use Memcache based backend of result storage for
"realtime" feedback. Inbuilt cache behavior is like what you
For more info:


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