Undefined function worker/2

supervisor
phoenix

#1

I’m trying to use worker in my Phoenix application but I’m getting the error: undefined function worker/2. I get this error when I up phoenix server (mix phx.server)

My phoenix version is 1.4.0 and my elixir is 1.7.4.

Below I pasted my application.ex, mix.esx and mix.lock
---------------------mix.lock-------------------

%{
  "absinthe": {:hex, :absinthe, "1.4.13", "81eb2ff41f1b62cd6e992955f62c22c042d1079b7936c27f5f7c2c806b8fc436", [:mix], [{:dataloader, "~> 1.0.0", [hex: :dataloader, repo: "hexpm", optional: true]}, {:decimal, "~> 1.0", [hex: :decimal, repo: "hexpm", optional: true]}], "hexpm"},
  "absinthe_plug": {:hex, :absinthe_plug, "1.4.6", "ac5d2d3d02acf52fda0f151b294017ab06e2ed1c6c15334e06aac82c94e36e08", [:mix], [{:absinthe, "~> 1.4.11", [hex: :absinthe, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}, {:plug, "~> 1.3.2 or ~> 1.4", [hex: :plug, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}], "hexpm"},
  "connection": {:hex, :connection, "1.0.4", "a1cae72211f0eef17705aaededacac3eb30e6625b04a6117c1b2db6ace7d5976", [:mix], [], "hexpm"},
  "cowboy": {:hex, :cowboy, "2.6.0", "dc1ff5354c89e36a3e3ef8d10433396dcff0dcbb1d4223b58c64c2d51a6d88d9", [:rebar3], [{:cowlib, "~> 2.7.0", [hex: :cowlib, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}, {:ranch, "~> 1.7.0", [hex: :ranch, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}], "hexpm"},
  "cowlib": {:hex, :cowlib, "2.7.0", "3ef16e77562f9855a2605900cedb15c1462d76fb1be6a32fc3ae91973ee543d2", [:rebar3], [], "hexpm"},
  "db_connection": {:hex, :db_connection, "1.1.3", "89b30ca1ef0a3b469b1c779579590688561d586694a3ce8792985d4d7e575a61", [:mix], [{:connection, "~> 1.0.2", [hex: :connection, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}, {:poolboy, "~> 1.5", [hex: :poolboy, repo: "hexpm", optional: true]}, {:sbroker, "~> 1.0", [hex: :sbroker, repo: "hexpm", optional: true]}], "hexpm"},
  "decimal": {:hex, :decimal, "1.6.0", "bfd84d90ff966e1f5d4370bdd3943432d8f65f07d3bab48001aebd7030590dcc", [:mix], [], "hexpm"},
  "ecto": {:hex, :ecto, "3.0.3", "018a3df0956636f84eb3033d807485a7d3dea8474f47b90da5cb8073444c4384", [:mix], [{:decimal, "~> 1.5", [hex: :decimal, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}, {:jason, "~> 1.0", [hex: :jason, repo: "hexpm", optional: true]}, {:poison, "~> 2.2 or ~> 3.0", [hex: :poison, repo: "hexpm", optional: true]}], "hexpm"},
  "gettext": {:hex, :gettext, "0.16.1", "e2130b25eebcbe02bb343b119a07ae2c7e28bd4b146c4a154da2ffb2b3507af2", [:mix], [], "hexpm"},
  "jason": {:hex, :jason, "1.1.2", "b03dedea67a99223a2eaf9f1264ce37154564de899fd3d8b9a21b1a6fd64afe7", [:mix], [{:decimal, "~> 1.0", [hex: :decimal, repo: "hexpm", optional: true]}], "hexpm"},
  "mime": {:hex, :mime, "1.3.1", "30ce04ab3175b6ad0bdce0035cba77bba68b813d523d1aac73d9781b4d193cf8", [:mix], [], "hexpm"},
  "mongodb": {:hex, :mongodb, "0.4.7", "7dd4e9f0dd7107fd3f0247f60b7acc21a6789ae0fafc698713b603a79dfee655", [:mix], [{:connection, "~> 1.0", [hex: :connection, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}, {:db_connection, "~> 1.1", [hex: :db_connection, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}, {:decimal, "~> 1.0", [hex: :decimal, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}], "hexpm"},
  "phoenix": {:hex, :phoenix, "1.4.0", "56fe9a809e0e735f3e3b9b31c1b749d4b436e466d8da627b8d82f90eaae714d2", [:mix], [{:jason, "~> 1.0", [hex: :jason, repo: "hexpm", optional: true]}, {:phoenix_pubsub, "~> 1.1", [hex: :phoenix_pubsub, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}, {:plug, "~> 1.7", [hex: :plug, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}, {:plug_cowboy, "~> 1.0 or ~> 2.0", [hex: :plug_cowboy, repo: "hexpm", optional: true]}], "hexpm"},
  "phoenix_ecto": {:hex, :phoenix_ecto, "4.0.0", "c43117a136e7399ea04ecaac73f8f23ee0ffe3e07acfcb8062fe5f4c9f0f6531", [:mix], [{:ecto, "~> 3.0", [hex: :ecto, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}, {:phoenix_html, "~> 2.9", [hex: :phoenix_html, repo: "hexpm", optional: true]}, {:plug, "~> 1.0", [hex: :plug, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}], "hexpm"},
  "phoenix_pubsub": {:hex, :phoenix_pubsub, "1.1.1", "6668d787e602981f24f17a5fbb69cc98f8ab085114ebfac6cc36e10a90c8e93c", [:mix], [], "hexpm"},
  "plug": {:hex, :plug, "1.7.1", "8516d565fb84a6a8b2ca722e74e2cd25ca0fc9d64f364ec9dbec09d33eb78ccd", [:mix], [{:mime, "~> 1.0", [hex: :mime, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}, {:plug_crypto, "~> 1.0", [hex: :plug_crypto, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}], "hexpm"},
  "plug_cowboy": {:hex, :plug_cowboy, "2.0.0", "ab0c92728f2ba43c544cce85f0f220d8d30fc0c90eaa1e6203683ab039655062", [:mix], [{:cowboy, "~> 2.5", [hex: :cowboy, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}, {:plug, "~> 1.7", [hex: :plug, repo: "hexpm", optional: false]}], "hexpm"},
  "plug_crypto": {:hex, :plug_crypto, "1.0.0", "18e49317d3fa343f24620ed22795ec29d4a5e602d52d1513ccea0b07d8ea7d4d", [:mix], [], "hexpm"},
  "poolboy": {:hex, :poolboy, "1.5.1", "6b46163901cfd0a1b43d692657ed9d7e599853b3b21b95ae5ae0a777cf9b6ca8", [:rebar], [], "hexpm"},
  "ranch": {:hex, :ranch, "1.7.0", "9583f47160ca62af7f8d5db11454068eaa32b56eeadf984d4f46e61a076df5f2", [:rebar3], [], "hexpm"},
}

-------------------mix.exs---------------------

defmodule ContentProxy.MixProject do
  use Mix.Project

  def project do
    [
      app: :content_proxy,
      version: "0.1.0",
      elixir: "~> 1.5",
      elixirc_paths: elixirc_paths(Mix.env()),
      compilers: [:phoenix, :gettext] ++ Mix.compilers(),
      start_permanent: Mix.env() == :prod,
      aliases: aliases(),
      deps: deps()
    ]
  end

  # Configuration for the OTP application.
  #
  # Type `mix help compile.app` for more information.
  def application do
    [
      mod: {ContentProxy.Application, []},
      extra_applications: [:logger, :runtime_tools]
    ]
  end

  # Specifies which paths to compile per environment.
  defp elixirc_paths(:test), do: ["lib", "test/support"]
  defp elixirc_paths(_), do: ["lib"]

  # Specifies your project dependencies.
  #
  # Type `mix help deps` for examples and options.
  defp deps do
    [
      {:phoenix, "~> 1.4.0"},
      {:phoenix_ecto, "~> 4.0"},
      {:poolboy, ">= 0.0.0"},
      {:mongodb, ">= 0.0.0"},
      {:gettext, "~> 0.11"},
      {:jason, "~> 1.0"},
      {:plug_cowboy, "~> 2.0"},
      {:absinthe, "~> 1.4"},
      {:absinthe_plug, "~> 1.4"}
    ]
  end

  # Aliases are shortcuts or tasks specific to the current project.
  # For example, to create, migrate and run the seeds file at once:
  #
  #     $ mix ecto.setup
  #
  # See the documentation for `Mix` for more info on aliases.
  defp aliases do
    [
      "ecto.setup": ["ecto.create", "ecto.migrate", "run priv/repo/seeds.exs"],
      "ecto.reset": ["ecto.drop", "ecto.setup"],
      test: ["ecto.create --quiet", "ecto.migrate", "test"]
    ]
  end
end

----------------application.ex------------------------

defmodule ContentProxy.Application do
  # See https://hexdocs.pm/elixir/Application.html
  # for more information on OTP Applications
  @moduledoc false

  use Application

  def start(_type, _args) do
    # List all child processes to be supervised
    database_config = Application.get_env(:content_proxy, :db)
    {:ok, _pid} = Mongo.start_link(
      database: database_config[:name],
      seeds: database_config[:hosts]
    )

    children = [
      ContentProxyWeb.Endpoint,
      worker(Mongo, [[name: :mongo, database: database_config[:name], pool: DBConnection.Poolboy]])
    ]

    # See https://hexdocs.pm/elixir/Supervisor.html
    # for other strategies and supported options
    opts = [strategy: :one_for_one, name: ContentProxy.Supervisor]
    Supervisor.start_link(children, opts)
  end

  # Tell Phoenix to update the endpoint configuration
  # whenever the application is updated.
  def config_change(changed, _new, removed) do
    ContentProxyWeb.Endpoint.config_change(changed, removed)
    :ok
  end
end


#2
  1. Supervisor.Spec.worker/3 is pulled into scope when you do use Supervisor, that one is missing in your code.
  2. Supervisor.Spec is deprecated, you should use a tuple-spec or child-spec as described in Supervisor-documentation.

#3

Thanks a lot for your help!

I did manage to connect to mongodb database

defmodule ContentProxy.Application do
  # See https://hexdocs.pm/elixir/Application.html
  # for more information on OTP Applications
  @moduledoc false

  use Application

  def start(_type, _args) do
    # List all child processes to be supervised
    database_config = Application.get_env(:content_proxy, :db)

    children = [
      ContentProxyWeb.Endpoint,
      %{
        id: Mongo,
        start: { Mongo, :start_link, [[name: :mongo, database: "admin", seeds: ["mongodb:27017"]]] }
      }
    ]

    # See https://hexdocs.pm/elixir/Supervisor.html
    # for other strategies and supported options
    opts = [strategy: :one_for_one, name: ContentProxy.Supervisor]
    Supervisor.start_link(children, opts)
  end

  # Tell Phoenix to update the endpoint configuration
  # whenever the application is updated.
  def config_change(changed, _new, removed) do
    ContentProxyWeb.Endpoint.config_change(changed, removed)
    :ok
  end
end

This kind of information should be right in phx.new project generator to avoid mistakes like my


#4

What kind of information?

Its not the scope of phoenix to tell you how to use a supervisor, thats what the Supervisor docs are made for.

I do think though, that the installation instructions of your Mongo application needs to get updated.


#5

The information you’ve said in the message on November, 18. You are right about supervisor instructions to belongs to Supervisor doc.

However, the Phoenix project generator creates an application.ex putting inside it a supervisor code. In my opinion, if Phoenix intends to use Supervisor in your basic installation, would be useful to provide information as you said to me, even though providing a link reference to Supervisor doc.