Unicorn is widely used HTTP-server for Rack applications. One thing we thought Unicorn missed, is killing the Unicorn workers based on the number of requests and consumed memories.
unicorn-worker-killer gem provides automatic restart of Unicorn workers based on 1) max number of requests, and 2) process memory size (RSS), without affecting any requests. This will greatly improves site's stability by avoiding unexpected memory exhaustion at the application nodes.
No external process like
god is required. Just install one gem:
Add these lines to your
config.ru. (These lines should be added above the
require ::File.expand_path('../config/environment', __FILE__) line.
# Unicorn self-process killer require 'unicorn/worker_killer' # Max requests per worker use Unicorn::WorkerKiller::MaxRequests, 3072, 4096 # Max memory size (RSS) per worker use Unicorn::WorkerKiller::Oom, (192*(1024**2)), (256*(1024**2))
This gem provides two modules.
Unicorn::WorkerKiller::MaxRequests(max_requests_min=3072, max_requests_max=4096, verbose=false)
This module automatically restarts the Unicorn workers, based on the number of requests which worker processed.
max_requests_max specify the min and max of maximum requests per worker. The actual limit is decided by rand() between
max_requests_max per worker, to prevent all workers to be dead at the same time. Once the number exceeds the limit, that worker is automatically restarted.
verbose is set to true, then after every request, your log will show the requests left before restart. This logging is done at the
Unicorn::WorkerKiller::Oom(memory_limit_min=(1024*3), memory_limit_max=(2(1024**3)), check_cycle = 16, verbose = false)
This module automatically restarts the Unicorn workers, based on its memory size.
memory_limit_max specify the min and max of maximum memory per worker. The actual limit is decided by rand() between
memory_limit_max per worker, to prevent all workers to be dead at the same time. Once the memory size exceeds
memory_size, that worker is automatically restarted.
The memory size check is done in every
verbose is set to true, then every memory size check will be shown in your logs. This logging is done at the