user61629 user61629 - 4 years ago 865
Python Question

How to stop celery worker process

I have a Django project on an Ubuntu EC2 node, which I have been using to set up an asynchronous using


I am following this along with the docs.

I've been able to get a basic task working at the command line, using:

(env1)ubuntu@ip-172-31-22-65:~/projects/tp$ celery --app=myproject.celery:app worker --loglevel=INFO

To start a worker. I have since made some changes to the Python, but realized that I need to restart a worker.

From the command line, I've tried:

ps auxww | grep 'celery worker' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9

But I can see that the worker is still running.

How can I kill it?


(env1)ubuntu@ip-172-31-22-65:~/projects/tp$ sudo ps auxww | grep celeryd | grep -v "grep" | awk '{print $2}' | sudo xargs kill -HUP
kill: invalid argument H

kill [options] <pid> [...]

<pid> [...] send signal to every <pid> listed
-<signal>, -s, --signal <signal>
specify the <signal> to be sent
-l, --list=[<signal>] list all signal names, or convert one to a name
-L, --table list all signal names in a nice table

-h, --help display this help and exit
-V, --version output version information and exit

For more details see kill(1).

edit 2:

(env1)ubuntu@ip-172-31-22-65:~/projects/tp$ ps aux|grep celery
ubuntu 9756 0.0 3.4 100868 35508 pts/6 S+ 15:49 0:07 /home/ubuntu/.virtualenvs/env1/bin/python3.4 /home/ubuntu/.virtualenvs/env1/bin/celery --app=tp.celery:app worker --loglevel=INFO
ubuntu 9760 0.0 3.9 255840 39852 pts/6 S+ 15:49 0:05 /home/ubuntu/.virtualenvs/env1/bin/python3.4 /home/ubuntu/.virtualenvs/env1/bin/celery --app=tp.celery:app worker --loglevel=INFO
ubuntu 12760 0.0 0.0 10464 932 pts/7 S+ 19:04 0:00 grep --color=auto celery

Answer Source

Try this in terminal

ps aux|grep 'celery worker'

You will see like this

username  29042  0.0  0.6  23216 14356 pts/1    S+   00:18   0:01 /bin/celery worker ...

Then kill process id by

sudo kill -9 process_id # here 29042

If you have multiple processes, then you have to kill all process id using above kill commmand

sudo kill -9 id1 id2 id3 ...

From the celery doc

ps auxww | grep 'celery worker' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9

OR if you are running celeryd

ps auxww | grep celeryd | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9


If you are running celery in supervisor, even though kill the process, it automatically restarts(if autorestart=True in supervisor script).

Hope this helps

Recommended from our users: Dynamic Network Monitoring from WhatsUp Gold from IPSwitch. Free Download