dagda1 dagda1 - 3 months ago 19
Ruby Question

Get sidekiq to execute a job immediately

At the moment, I have a sidekiq job like this:

class SyncUser
include Sidekiq::Worker

def perform(user_id)
#do stuff
end
end


I am placing a job on the queue like this:

SyncUser.perform_async user.id


This all works of course but there is a bit of a lag between calling perform_async and the job actually getting executed.

Is there anything else I can do to tell sidekiq to execute the job immediately?

Answer

There are two questions here.

If you want to execute a job immediately, in the current context you can use:

SyncUser.new.perform(user.id)

If you want to decrease the delay between asynchronous work being scheduled and when it's executed in the sidekiq worker, you can decrease the poll_interval setting:

Sidekiq.configure_server do |config|
  config.poll_interval = 2
end

The poll_interval is the delay within worker backends of how frequently workers check for jobs on the queue. The average time between a job being scheduled and executed with a free worker will be poll_interval / 2.

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