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A simple mix task scheduler for Elixir apps
defmodule MyApp.Scheduler do
@moduledoc """
Schedules a Mix task to be run at a given interval in milliseconds.
## Options
- `:task`: The name of the Mix task to run.
- `:args`: A list of arguments to pass to the Mix task's `run/1` function.
- `:interval`: The time interval in millisconds to rerun the task.
## Example
In a supervisor:
worker(MyApp.Scheduler, [[[
task: "contest.pick_winners",
args: [],
interval: 60000
]]], id: :contest_winners)
On its own:
MyApp.Scheduler.start_link([task: "ping", args: [], interval: 3000])
use GenServer
require Logger
def start_link(opts) do
{:ok, pid} = GenServer.start_link(__MODULE__, opts)
:timer.apply_interval(opts[:interval], __MODULE__, :perform, [pid])
{:ok, pid}
def perform(scheduler) do
GenServer.cast(scheduler, :perform)
def handle_cast(:perform, opts) do{Scheduler running "mix #{opts[:task]}" with args #{inspect(opts[:args])}})[:task], opts[:args])
{:noreply, opts}
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@danielberkompas How does it work on Heroku with multiple dynos?
How do you make sure that tasks are only run once globally and not per dyno?


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