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Qamasu is Job Queue system that respects TheSchwartz.

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Qamasu is JobQueue system that respects TheSchwartz.

Suited to load leveling.

Implemented using optimistic lock.


  • Python>=2.6
  • Django>=1.0

Python3 needs Django1.5


Set Qamasu up!

Qamasu is a Django application.

You need add qamasu to your or new django project’s INSTALLED_APPS.

And // syncdb//.

Write your worker.

Define GRAB_FOR in seconds that is max time worker grabbed for a work.

Define def work_safely(manager, job): that is a work you need.

See sample worker in workers directory for detail.


You need add worker to abilities.

register_func insert fuction record into database table if not exist.

>>> from qamasu import Qamasu
>>> qamasu = Qamasu([])
>>> qamasu.register_func('workers.random_wait')


Once fuction is registered to qamasu, you can enqueue jobs.

Add hundreds Queues.:

>>> from qamasu import Qamasu
>>> from random import uniform
>>> qamasu = Qamasu(['workers.random_wait',])
>>> for x in xrange(1,500):
      arg = dict(random_number=uniform(1,5))
      qamasu.enqueue('workers.random_wait', arg)

Add a highest-priority queue.:

>>> qamasu.enqueue('workers.random_wait', dict(random_number=uniform(1,5)), priority=1)

Work! Work! Work!

Process enqueued job.

  1. Instantiate Qamasu with availabilities.
  2. call work method. infinite loop inside this method.

work method process queue as FIFO.

>>> from qamasu import Qamasu
>>> qamasu = Qamasu(['workers.random_wait',])

Use work_prioritizing method if you tend to process job respects to priority.

>>> from qamasu import Qamasu
>>> qamasu = Qamasu(['workers.random_wait',])
>>> qamasu.work_prioritizing()


For MySQL backend

You must set worker’s transaction isolation level to read commited before working qamasu when you use InnoDB.

>>> from django.db import connection
>>> from qamasu import Qamasu
>>> connection.cursor().execute('set session transaction isolation level read committed')
>>> qamasu = Qamasu(['workers.random_wait',])

Or you have to set transaction isolation level read committed. It’s global settings and dangerous.


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