Forking non web processes

Alex Sharp ajsharp at
Thu Oct 24 16:25:58 UTC 2013

On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Eric Wong <normalperson at> wrote:
> I'm also wondering why... sidekiq/resque are standalone daemons
> themselves.  Shouldn't that be done as part of the deploy/init process?
> (unicorn isn't going to become init/upstart/systemd)

Agree with Eric here. You probably want to run unicorn and sidekiq /
resque in a way that they're not coupled to one another. They should
have different startup scripts and monitoring properties. And
eventually you may want to move your background worker processes to
another machine.

- alex sharp

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