Why so many worker threads?

Eric Wong normalperson at yhbt.net
Fri Mar 1 17:41:22 UTC 2013


Alexey Chernenkov <laise at pisem.net> wrote:
> Hello!
> 
> Can anyone explain why my Unicorn installation (for RoR site) have so
> many worker threads?
> 
>   * screenshot: http://i.stack.imgur.com/U9TFR.png
>   * unicorn.rb: https://gist.github.com/907th/4995323

It's probably some gem/library you're using which spawns threads behind
your back.  Ruby 1.9/2.0 only has one extra thread per-process for
accepting signals.


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