Backgroundrb Question

Hi

If I have a worker and everything set up and I call:

MiddleMan.ask_status(:worker => :foo_worker)
MiddleMan.ask_status(:worker => :foo_worker)
MiddleMan.ask_status(:worker => :foo_worker)

You are not asking a worker to do something, you are just asking the
status and it won't hit the worker at all. Perhaps you meant:

MiddleMan.ask_work(:worker => :foo_worker, :worker_method =>
:send_mails, :data => @selected_users.map(&:id))

three times in quick succession. Will the tasks be queued up and
executed as the previous one finishes? Or is this going to ignore the 2
bottom requests? How does this work?

Do I absolutely need to set job_keys in the situation in which the
worker may be called by multiple users at once?

Depends on, how you want to handle it. If you want the requests to be
queued when multiple users hit it, you don't have to do anything and
your requests will be queued by default.

But, if you want to process them concurrently, then you can use
inbuilt thread pool. You can join backgroundrb mailing list for more
information.