Normally resque processes queues in a fixed order. This can lead to jobs in queues at the end of the list not getting handled for very long periods. resque-fairly provides a mechanism where by workers are distributed across the set of queues with pending jobs fairly. This results in a much more predictable mean time to handling for jobs in queues that are not the first in the list.
resque-fairly works by sorting the queues randomly before assigning the next queue on the list to a worker. You can add weights to your various queues to alter their likelihood of being selected, by using /priorities/. The priorities select queues by regular expression.
The above will prioritize queues whose names start with 'a' to be selected twice as often as the default.
You can use floating point numbers, 0 and/or negative numbers as the multiplier.
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 the version. (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 Peter Williams. See LICENSE for details.