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NAME ^

KeyedMutex - An interprocess keyed mutex

SYNOPSIS ^

  # start server
  % keyedmutexd >/dev/null &
  
  use KeyedMutex;
  
  my $km = KeyedMutex->new;
  
  until ($value = $cache->get($key)) {
    if (my $lock = $km->lock($key, 1)) {
      #locked read from DB
      $value = get_from_db($key);
      $cache->set($key, $value);
      last;
    }
  }

DESCRIPTION ^

KeyedMutex is an interprocess keyed mutex. Its intended use is to prevent sending identical requests to database servers at the same time. By using KeyedMutex, only a single client would send a request to the database, and others can retrieve the result from a shared cache (namely memcached or Cache::Swifty) instead.

THE CONSTRUCTOR ^

Following parameters are recognized.

sock

Optional. Path to a unix domain socket or a tcp port on which keyedmutexd is running. Defaults to /tmp/keyedmutexd.sock.

auto_reconnect

Optional. Whether or not to automatically reconnect to server on communication failure. Default is on.

METHODS ^

lock($key, [ use_raii ])

Tries to obtain a mutex lock for given key. When the use_raii flag is not set (or omitted), the method would return 1 if successful, or undef if not. If successful, the client should later on release the lock by calling release. A return value undef means some other client that held the lock has released it. When the use_raii flag is being set, the method would return a KeyedMutex::Lock object when successful. The lock would be automatically released when the lock object is being destroyed.

release

Releases the lock acquired by a procedural-style lock (i.e. use_raii flag not being set).

locked

Returns if the object is currently holding a lock.

auto_reconnect

Sets or retrieves auto_reconnect flag.

SEE ALSO ^

http://labs.cybozu.co.jp/blog/kazuhoatwork/

AUTHOR ^

Copyright (c) 2007 Cybozu Labs, Inc. All rights reserved.

written by Kazuho Oku <kazuhooku@gmail.com>

LICENSE ^

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under th e same terms as Perl itself.

See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html

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