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If you have very frequent and fast resque jobs, the overhead of forking and running your after_fork hook, might get too big. Using this resque plugin, you can have your workers perform more than one job, before terminating.

Install & Quick Start

To install:

$ gem install lantins-resque-multi-job-forks

You'll need to require the code; perhaps inside your resque:setup hook of your Rakefile ?:

namespace :resque do
  task :setup do
    require 'resque-multi-job-forks'

Limit Per Fork

You have two limit options available, only one can be used at once.

  • JOBS_PER_FORK - number of jobs to process per fork.
  • MINUTES_PER_FORK - process jobs for n minutes per fork.

Default: process jobs for 1 minute before terminating.

Usage Example

Process jobs for 5 minutes per fork:

$ QUEUE=* MINUTES_PER_FORK=5 rake resque:work

Process 5000 jobs per fork:

$ QUEUE=* JOBS_PER_FORK=5000 rake resque:work

Resque Hooks

This plugin also defines a new hook, that gets called right before the fork terminates:

Resque.before_child_exit do |worker|
  worker.log("#{worker.jobs_processed} were processed in this fork")

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Copyright (c) 2010 Mick Staugaard. See LICENSE for details.

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