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Asyncio Reliable Queue (based on redis)

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Asyncio Reliable Queue (based on redis)

Inspired by Tom DeWire's article "Reliable Queueing in Redis (Part 1)" [1] [2] and the "torrelque" python module [3].


- Asynchronous: based on asyncio and aioredis
- Reliable: at any moment task data stored in redis database
- Throttling: controls number of tasks in execution
- Delayed queue: defers task availability
- Dead letters: put task data in failed queue after number of predefined retry attempts
- Tested on Python 3.7 and redis server '>=3.0.6', '<=5.0.5'
- Used in containerized applications (managed by kubernetes) in high load environments


pip install arque


import signal
import random
import logging
import asyncio
import aioredis
import time
from functools import wraps
from arque import Arque

logger = logging.getLogger(__name__)

async def shutdown(signal, loop):
    """Cleanup tasks tied to the service's shutdown.""""Received exit signal {}...")
    tasks = [t for t in asyncio.all_tasks() if t is not asyncio.current_task()]
    [task.cancel() for task in tasks]"Cancelling {len(tasks)}outstanding tasks")
    await asyncio.gather(*tasks)"Flushing metrics")

def aioredis_pool(host='redis://localhost', encoding='utf8'):
    def wrapper(func):
        async def wrapped():
            redis = await aioredis.create_redis_pool(host, encoding=encoding)
                return await func(redis=redis)
                await redis.wait_closed()

        return wrapped

    return wrapper

@aioredis_pool(host='redis://localhost', encoding='utf8')
async def produce_task(redis=None):'Starting producing...')
    queue = Arque(redis=redis)
    while True:
        for _ in range(1):
            task = {'value': random.randint(0, 99)}
            task_id = f"custom_{task['value']}_{time.time()}"
            logger.debug('Produced task %s', task)
            await queue.enqueue(task, task_id=task_id, task_timeout=10, delay=1)
        await asyncio.sleep(1)

async def process(task_data):
    logger.debug('Consumed task %s', task_data)
    await asyncio.sleep(1)

@aioredis_pool(host='redis://localhost', encoding='utf8')
async def consume_task(redis=None):'Starting consuming...')
    queue = Arque(redis=redis, working_limit=3)
    while True:
        task_id, task_data = await queue.dequeue()
        if task_id == '__not_found__':

        if task_id == '__overloaded__':
            print(f'TASK ID: {task_id}')
            await asyncio.sleep(1)

        if task_id == '__marked_as_failed___':
            print(f'FAILED  ID: {task_id}')

            await process(task_data)
            await queue.release(task_id)
        except Exception:
            logger.exception('Job processing has failed')
            await queue.requeue(task_id, delay=5)
            stats = await queue.get_stats()

@aioredis_pool(host='redis://localhost', encoding='utf8')
async def sweep_task(redis=None):'Starting sweeping...')
    queue = Arque(redis=redis, sweep_interval=5)
    await queue.schedule_sweep()

@aioredis_pool(host='redis://localhost', encoding='utf8')
async def stats_task(redis=None):'Starting stats...')
    queue = Arque(redis=redis)
    while True:
        stats = await queue.get_stats()
        await asyncio.sleep(5)

async def example():
    tasks = []
    for _ in range(5):
    await asyncio.gather(*tasks)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    logging.basicConfig(level=logging.DEBUG, format='%(asctime)s %(message)s')
    loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()
    signals = (signal.SIGHUP, signal.SIGTERM, signal.SIGINT, signal.SIGUSR1)
    for s in signals:
        loop.add_signal_handler(s, lambda s=s: asyncio.create_task(shutdown(s, loop)))
        loop.close()"Successfully shutdown...")


[1] Reliable Queueing in Redis (Part 1)
[2] DEWIRE Redis as a Reliable Work Queue.pdf
[3] torrelque

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