Mastodon's tootctl utility provides a --background option for some tasks, which queues work into Sidekiq and allows the utility to exit quickly. This is primarily intended to allow a fire-and-forget use that doesn't require admins to keep an open terminal or screen/tmux for long periods of time. However, it has some downsides as it can overload Sidekiq and Sidekiq can overload other services.

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@Gargron is there no "niceness" flag in Sidekiq?

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