Rake task monitoring
The AppSignal gem version supports Rake since version
0.11.13 of the gem.
Every exception recorded in a Rake task will be sent to AppSignal and filed under the "Background" namespace. Note that we only track exceptions in Rake tasks. There is no performance monitoring for Rake tasks.
Depending on what version of the AppSignal gem you use and in what context some manual steps are required.
Table of Contents
- Rake tasks and containers
For Rails applications make sure you depend on the
:environment task. This loads the Rails application into memory and starts AppSignal as part of the application.
# lib/tasks/my_task.rb task :my_task => :environment do # do stuff end
Your Rails application's
Rakefile should look something like the example below. This should already be the case, no need to change it.
# Rakefile require File.expand_path("../config/application", __FILE__) # Only require this file for gem version < 1.0 # require "appsignal/integrations/rake" Rails.application.load_tasks
(For older versions of the AppSignal gem, versions
< 1, you will need to require the Rake integration manually. It is automatically loaded for version
1.x and higher.)
For pure Ruby applications some extra steps are required to load AppSignal. AppSignal needs to be required, configured and loaded. See also our integration guide.
# Rakefile require "appsignal" Appsignal.config = Appsignal::Config.new(Dir.pwd, "development") Appsignal.start Appsignal.start_logger task :foo do raise "bar" end
To send data that's collected in your Rake tasks to the AppSignal servers,
Appsignal.stop needs to be called. This is done for you when an error is raised in a task.
# Rakefile task :foo do # Is automatically sent to AppSignal raise "My error" end
Tasks that do not raise an error, but do call
Appsignal.send_error or any of the custom metrics helper methods, need to call
Appsignal.stop before the task is finished.
# Rakefile task :foo do # Helper methods that require an `Appsignal.stop` call if no error is raised Appsignal.send_error StandardError.new("bar") # Custom metrics helpers: https://docs.appsignal.com/metrics/custom.html Appsignal.increment_counter "my_custom_counter" # "rake" is the parent process name which is being stopped and the reason why # AppSignal is stopping. Appsignal.stop "rake" end
Rake tasks and containers
When running a single Rake task in a container (e.g. with Kubernetes) there are two requirements:
For some containers
running_in_container is automatically set to true when detected, for others manual configuration is required.
These two options guarantee that the extension has time to push the data to the agent and the agent has time to send the data to our API before shutting (the container) down.
See our example repository for a Ruby + Rake + AppSignal example application.