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A bundle for running symfony background tasks with doctrine as the driver

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A driver for Queue Manager Bundle that uses runs jobs periodically.

This driver doesn't run jobs, it requires another driver to actually process jobs.

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There is no runner daemon for this driver as it just plugs into other drivers. Use it by putting jobs into this driver with the period option.



composer require mcfedr/periodic-queue-driver-bundle


Include the bundle in your AppKernel

public function registerBundles()
    $bundles = [
        new Mcfedr\QueueManagerBundle\McfedrQueueManagerBundle(),
        new Mcfedr\PeriodicQueueDriverBundle\McfedrPeriodicQueueDriverBundle(),


With this bundle installed you can setup your queue manager config similar to this:

            driver: periodic
                default_manager: delay
                default_manager_options: []

This will create a QueueManager service named "mcfedr_queue_manager.periodic"

  • default_manager - Default job processor, must support delayed jobs, for example Doctrine Delay
  • default_manager_options - Default options to pass to job processor put

Options to QueueManager::put

  • period - The average number of seconds between job runs
  • manager - Use a different job processor for this job
  • manager_options - Options to pass to the processors put method



There are two commands that can be used to investigate how well spread jobs will. A simple way to visualize is to pipe into feedgnuplot.

rand-add uses a naive implementation of just adding a random number of seconds to get the time for the next run:

./tests/console test:distribution:rand-add -v | feedgnuplot --histogram 0 --binwidth 60 --hardcopy "rand-add.png" --exit

Graph of rand-add

periodic uses the bundle implementation:

./tests/console test:distribution:periodic -v | feedgnuplot --histogram 0 --binwidth 60 --hardcopy "periodic.png" --exit

Graph of periodic

Job Token

There is job_tokens argument which can help with job uniqueness.

Usage example

When put new periodic job, you get PeriodicJob object.

    $periodicJob = $this->manager->put('some_service', [
        'some_argument' => 'some_value',
    ], [
        'period' => 'some_seconds',
    ], 'periodic');

You can do $periodicJob->getToken() of it and store the token for job execution

While execution

 public function execute(array $arguments)
        // Get the stored token

        if ($storedToken != $arguments['job_tokens']['token']) {
            throw new InvalidTokenException();
        $storedToken = ($arguments['job_tokens']['next_token']);

        // Save stored token for next execition.

Each job execution new token is generated so if some job duplication will appear only one will be executed and other jobs will fail