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How do I clear stuck/stale Resque workers?

As you can see from the attached image, I've got a couple of workers that seem to be stuck. Those processes shouldn't take longer than a couple of seconds.

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I'm not sure why they won't clear or how to manually remove them.

I'm on Heroku using Resque with Redis-to-Go and HireFire to automatically scale workers.

Source: (StackOverflow)

Resque, Devise and admin authentication

Using Resque and Devise, i have roles for User, like:

User.first.role #=> admin
User.last.role #=> regular

I want to setup an authentication for Resque. So, inside config/routes.rb i have:

namespace :admin do
  mount Resque::Server.new, :at => "/resque", :as => :resque

And, of course it's accessible for all logged in users.

Is there any way to use a role from User.role? It should be accessible only by users with 'admin' role.

Thanks a lot.

Source: (StackOverflow)


delayed_jobs vs resque vs beanstalkd?

Here is my needs:

  • Enqueue_in(10.hours, ... ) (DJ syntax is perfect.)
  • Multiply workers, concurrently. (Resque or beanstalkd are good for this, but not DJ)
  • Must handle push and pop of 100 jobs a second. (I will need to run a test to make sure, but I think DJ can't handle this many jobs)

Resque and beanstalkd don't do the enqueue_in.

There is a plugin (resque_scheduler) that does it, but I'm not sure of how stable it is.

Our enviroment is on amazon, and they rolled out the beanstalkd for free for who has amazon instances, that is a plus for us, but I'm still not sure what is the best option here.

We run rails 2.3 but we are bringing it to speed to rails 3.0.3 soon.

But what is my best choice here? Am I missing another gem that does this job better?

I feel my only option that actually works now is the resque_scheduler.


Sidekiq (https://github.com/mperham/sidekiq) is another option that you should check it out.

Source: (StackOverflow)

Run resque in background

I have a working rails app with a resque queue system which works very well. However, I lack a good way of actually demonizing the resque workers.

I can start them just fine by going rake resque:work QUEUE="*" but I guess it's not the point that you should have your workers running in the foreground. For some reason nobody seems to adress this issue. On the official resque github page the claim you can do something like this:

PIDFILE=./resque.pid BACKGROUND=yes QUEUE="*" rake resque:work

well - it doesn't fork into the background here at least.

Source: (StackOverflow)

Resque.enqueue failing on second run

I am trying to port an app from Rails 3.0.3 to Rails 3.1rc... I don't think I've missed out anything, in terms of configuration. The process works perfectly in Rails 3.0.X and not in 3.1rc.

In console, I do:

Resque.enqueue(EncodeSong, Song.find(20).id, Song.find(20).unencoded_url)

Everything works so far. Resque-web reports no failed jobs. And, I get the two 'puts' from module EncodeSong.

However, running Resque.enqueue(EncodeSong, Song.find(20).id, Song.find(20).unencoded_url) a second time will return the following error in resque-web (below). To make the error go away, I would have to close the process thats running: QUEUE=* rake environment resque:work and rerun it in the console window. But the problem comes back after trying to Resque.enqueue() after the first time.



    server closed the connection unexpectedly This probably means the server terminated abnormally before or while processing the request.

    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql_adapter.rb:272:in `exec'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql_adapter.rb:272:in `block in clear_cache!'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql_adapter.rb:271:in `each_value'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql_adapter.rb:271:in `clear_cache!'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql_adapter.rb:299:in `disconnect!'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_pool.rb:191:in `block in disconnect!'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_pool.rb:190:in `each'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_pool.rb:190:in `disconnect!'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activesupport-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_support/core_ext/module/synchronization.rb:35:in `block in disconnect_with_synchronization!'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.2-p136/lib/ruby/1.9.1/monitor.rb:201:in `mon_synchronize'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activesupport-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_support/core_ext/module/synchronization.rb:34:in `disconnect_with_synchronization!'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_pool.rb:407:in `remove_connection'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_specification.rb:116:in `remove_connection'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_specification.rb:79:in `establish_connection'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_specification.rb:60:in `establish_connection'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/activerecord-3.1.0.rc1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_specification.rb:55:in `establish_connection'
    /Users/Chris/Sites/site_name/lib/tasks/resque.rake:17:in `block (2 levels) in <top (required)>'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/resque-1.16.1/lib/resque/worker.rb:355:in `call'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/resque-1.16.1/lib/resque/worker.rb:355:in `run_hook'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/resque-1.16.1/lib/resque/worker.rb:162:in `perform'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/resque-1.16.1/lib/resque/worker.rb:130:in `block in work'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/resque-1.16.1/lib/resque/worker.rb:116:in `loop'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/resque-1.16.1/lib/resque/worker.rb:116:in `work'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/resque-1.16.1/lib/resque/tasks.rb:27:in `block (2 levels) in <top (required)>'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/task.rb:205:in `call'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/task.rb:205:in `block in execute'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/task.rb:200:in `each'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/task.rb:200:in `execute'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/task.rb:158:in `block in invoke_with_call_chain'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.2-p136/lib/ruby/1.9.1/monitor.rb:201:in `mon_synchronize'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/task.rb:151:in `invoke_with_call_chain'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/task.rb:144:in `invoke'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/application.rb:112:in `invoke_task'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/application.rb:90:in `block (2 levels) in top_level'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/application.rb:90:in `each'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/application.rb:90:in `block in top_level'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/application.rb:129:in `standard_exception_handling'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/application.rb:84:in `top_level'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/application.rb:62:in `block in run'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/application.rb:129:in `standard_exception_handling'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/lib/rake/application.rb:59:in `run'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/gems/rake-0.9.0/bin/rake:31:in `<top (required)>'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/bin/rake:19:in `load'
    /Users/Chris/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136@railspre/bin/rake:19:in `<main>'

Here is the rest of my relevant code:


require 'resque'

uri = URI.parse(APP_CONFIG['redis_to_go_url'])
Resque.redis = Redis.new(:host => uri.host, :port => uri.port, :password => uri.password)

# Load all jobs at /app/jobs
Dir["#{Rails.root}/app/jobs/*.rb"].each { |file| require file }


module EncodeSong
  @queue = :encode_song

  def self.perform(media_id, s3_file_url)
      media = Song.find(media_id)
      puts 'foo11111'
      puts media.id
      puts "Error #{$!}"


require 'resque/tasks'

task "resque:setup" => :environment do
  ENV['QUEUE'] = '*'

  # ONLY on Heroku, since they are still running PostgreSql 8 on their shared plan.
  # This block of code is not needed on PostgreSql 9, as tested on local environment.
  # Issue: My best guess is that master resque process establishes connection to db,
  # while loading rails app classes, models, etc, and that connection becomes corrupted
  # in fork()ed process (on exit?). Possible fix is to reestablish the connection the AR
  # after a Resque fork.
  Resque.after_fork do |job|


desc "Alias for resque:work (To run workers on Heroku)"
task "jobs:work" => "resque:work"

Not very sure, but it may be somewhat related to this issue. My guess is that master resque process establishes connection to db, while loading rails app classes, models, etc, and that connection becomes corrupted in fork()ed process (on exit?).

Any help / direction will be appreciated.


If I remove the following block from lib/tasks/resque.rake:

  Resque.after_fork do |job|

And in console, run Resque.enqueue(EncodeSong, Song.find(20).id, Song.find(20).unencoded_url)

I get a new error (in console where QUEUE=* rake environment resque:work was run):

Error PGError: ERROR:  prepared statement "a3" already exists
: SELECT  "songs".* FROM "songs"  WHERE "songs"."id" = $1 LIMIT 1

It seems, this may be a bug with the adapter? Could be wrong here. Your thoughts?

Source: (StackOverflow)

How to destroy jobs enqueued by resque workers?

I'm using Resque on a rails-3 project to handle jobs that are scheduled to run every 5 minutes. I recently did something that snowballed the creation of these jobs and the stack has hit over 1000 jobs. I fixed the issue that caused that many jobs to be queued and now the problem I have is that the jobs created by the bug are still there and therefore It becomes difficult to test something since a job is added to a queue with 1000+ jobs. I can't seem to stop these jobs. I have tried removing the queue from the redis-cli using the flushall command but it didn't work. Am I missing something? coz I can't seem to find a way of getting rid of these jobs.

Source: (StackOverflow)

Resque vs Sidekiq? [closed]

I am currently using Resque for my background process but recently I heard a lot of huff-buff about sidekiq. Could anybody compare/differentiate?

In particular I would like to know is there a way to monitor programmatically whether a job is completed in sidekiq

Source: (StackOverflow)

Inspect and retry resque jobs via redis-cli

I am unable to run the resque-web on my server due to some issues I still have to work on but I still have to check and retry failed jobs in my resque queues.

Has anyone any experience on how to peek the failed jobs queue to see what the error was and then how to retry it using the redis-cli command line?


Source: (StackOverflow)

Programmatically get the number of jobs in a Resque queue

I am interested in setting up a monitoring service that will page me whenever there are too many jobs in the Resque queue (I have about 6 queues, I'll have different numbers for each queue). I also want to setup a very similar monitoring service that will alert me when I exceed a certain amount of failed jobs in my queue.

My question is, there is a lot of keys and confusion that I see affiliated with Resque on my redis server. I don't necessarily see a straight forward way to get a count of jobs per queue or the number of failed jobs. Is there currently a trivial way to grab this data from redis?

Source: (StackOverflow)

Node.js workers/background processes

How can I create and use background jobs in node.js?

I've come across two libs (node-resque and node-worker) but would like to know if there's something more used.

Source: (StackOverflow)

Error with resque-web: Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console

I'm trying start resque-web, but this error occurs:

[Sun Mar 06 05:27:48 +0000 2011] Starting 'resque-web'...
[Sun Mar 06 05:27:48 +0000 2011] trying port 8281...
Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console

This error occurred with Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10.

Resque Web only starts with -F option (don't daemonize, run in the foreground). So, it must be something when the process is daemonized.

Any idea, how can I solve it?


Source: (StackOverflow)

Resque vs. Sidekiq [closed]

I'm working on a project with a friend where we've been using Resque for processing various commands from data input inside our rails application on a minute to minute basis.

We've been messing around with the idea of using Sidekiq because it is multi-threaded and won't be a memory hog and won't need to boot a ruby env for each worker.

I'm hoping to gather some thoughts and opinions from people that use Resque and Sidekiq in real time and explain the differences.

So, what are the pros and cons of Sidekiq against Resque?

Source: (StackOverflow)

Rescue : Connection refused - Unable to connect to Redis on localhost:6379

I have followed the instructions to install resque, but now when I try to spawn a worker with this command I get a connection error:

$ QUEUE=mailer rake environment resque:work --trace

this is the error that I get:

Connection refused - Unable to connect to Redis on localhost:6379

Source: (StackOverflow)

How can I delete specific jobs from Resque queue without clearing the whole queue?

I'm using Resque workers to process job in a queue, I have a large number of jobs > 1M in a queue and have some of the jobs that I need to remove ( added by error). Crating the queue with the jobs was not an easy tasks, so clearing the queue using resque-web and adding the correct jobs again is not an option for me.

Appreciate any advice. Thanks!

Source: (StackOverflow)

What is the proper way to setup and use php-resque?

I am trying to use php-resque to queue and execute ffmpeg conversions on my server. I understand broadly how it should work, but I am having some trouble with the details and can not find any tutorials. Specifically, I don't understand where I should place my job classes, and how to give the classes to my workers and start my workers. The read me only says "Getting your application underway also includes telling the worker your job classes, by means of either an autoloader or including them."

Hopefully someone can outline the overall structure of using php-resque.

Source: (StackOverflow)