Dumb question - "Workers"


I’m running n8n 0.212.1 with docker on ubuntu.

I have several workflows running on timed or through webhook.

I see a “big” delay when for example a webhook is triggered and the workflow actually starting (there are several other timed events running)

So my dumb question is “does n8n process one request at the time or many? if many, how many?”

Thank you in advance.

That depends on your setup and configuration. In queue mode the number of parallel workflow executions is:
number of workers x concurrency setting

Thank you @jan .

If i recall, I just did the installation as on the instructions.

How can i find out?

This is how I start it:
docker run -t -d --restart unless-stopped -it -p 5678:5678 -e EXECUTIONS_DATA_PRUNE=true -e EXECUTIONS_DATA_MAX_AGE=30 -e N8N_PROTOCOL=‘https’ -e N8N_HOST=‘xxx.com’ -e WEBHOOK_URL=‘https://xxx.com’ -e N8N_EMAIL_MODE=‘smtp’ -e N8N_SMTP_HOST=‘smtp.gmail.com’ -e N8N_SMTP_PORT=465 -e N8N_SMTP_USER=‘xxxx’ -e N8N_SMTP_PASS=‘xxx’ -v ~/.n8n:/home/node/.n8n n8nio/n8n

Thanks again.

In this case you do not have any workers as they only exist when out queue mode is used:

In your case will the problem be that you run in own mode. Best would be to upgrade to a recent n8n version as yours is very old. New versions always run in main mode and will so start executions much faster.

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