I have a backgroundrb worker that gets triggered every second. When
it's triggered, it's supposed to make 2 - 15 http-requests using
Net::HTTP. My idea was to put every execution into a thread so the
next execution doesn't have to wait for the last one. So basically:
hosts.each do |host|
client = Net::HTTP.start(host)
#store host as inactive
client.finish if client.active?
Of course that's not all it does, but I hope you understand what I'm
trying to do here.
The thing is: this doesn't get done once a second. It appears that
every HTTP-request is waiting for the last one to complete, which
clots up Rails very fast!
My question is: why is this? Does this have anything to do with Ruby
not being threadsafe (I doubt it, because that just means threads
aren't executed as precisely as with jRuby, right?) or is Net::HTTP
not able to make requests while another Net::HTTP request is still
running? And what to do?
I hope you can help.