before_perform callback for whatever reason (in this case attempting a lock on a mutex) causes a significant delay in the job execution, the probability that the ActiveRecord objects in the job arguments are stale (not up to date with the latest state of the database) becomes very large.
before_execute callback executes prior to deserlializing the job’s arguments; if this callback were exposed, use cases like ours could use it for these sort of long waits, guaranteeing fresh database state when
#perform is invoked.
Would the core team accept a PR which exposes
#[before/after/around]_execute callbacks along with a test demonstrating that this is invoked prior to argument deserlialization?