Laravel - Queues - Worker Timeouts

The queue:work Artisan command exposes a --timeout option. If a job is processing for longer than the number of seconds specified by the timeout value, the worker processing the job will exit with an error. Typically, the worker will be restarted automatically by a process manager configured on your server:

    
    php artisan queue:work --timeout=60
	

The retry_after configuration option and the --timeout CLI option are different, but work together to ensure that jobs are not lost and that jobs are only successfully processed once.

The --timeout value should always be at least several seconds shorter than your retry_after configuration value. This will ensure that a worker processing a frozen job is always terminated before the job is retried. If your --timeout option is longer than your retry_after configuration value, your jobs may be processed twice.