Kazuho Oku > Parallel-Prefork > Parallel::Prefork::SpareWorkers

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NAME ^

Parallel::Prefork::SpareWorkers - A prefork server framework with support for (min|max)spareservers

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Parallel::Prefork::SpareWorkers qw(:status);
  
  my $pm = Parallel::Prefork::SpareWorkers->new({
    max_workers       => 40,
    min_spare_workers => 5,
    max_spare_workers => 10,
    trap_signals      => {
      TERM => 'TERM',
      HUP  => 'TERM',
      USR1 => undef,
    },
  });
  
  while ($pm->signal_received ne 'TERM') {
    load_config();
    $pm->start and next;
    
    # do what ever you like, as follows
    while (my $sock = $listener->accept()) {
      $pm->set_status('A');
      ...
      $sock->close();
      $pm->set_status(STATUS_IDLE);
    }
    
    $pm->finish;
  }
  
  $pm->wait_all_children;

DESCRIPTION ^

Parallel::Prefork::SpareWorkers is a subclass of Parallel::Prefork that supports setting minimum and maximum number of spare worker processes, a feature commonly found in network servers. The module adds to Parallel::Prefork several initialization parameters, constants, and a method to set state of the worker processes.

METHODS ^

new

Instantiation. Parallel::Prefork::ShpareWorkers recognizes the following parameters in addition to those defined by Parallel::Prefork. The parameters can be accessed using accessors with same names as well.

min_spare_workers

minimum number of spare workers (mandatory)

max_spare_workers

maxmum number of spare workers (default: max_workers)

heartbeat

a fractional period (in seconds) of child amount checking. Do not use very small numbers to avoid frequent use of CPU (default: 0.25)

scoreboard_file

filename of scoreboard. If not set, Parallel::Prefork::SpareWorkers will create a temporary file.

set_status

sets a single-byte character state of the worker process. Worker processes should set any character of their choice using the function (but not one of the reserved characters) to declare that it is running some kind of task. Or the state should be set to STATUS_IDLE '_' once the worker enters idle state. The other reserved character is STATUS_NEXIST '.' which should never be set directly by applications.

CONSTANTS ^

STATUS_NEXIST

scoreboard status character '.', meaning no worker process is assigned to the slot of the scoreboard. Applications should never set this value directly.

STATUS_IDLE

scoreboard status character '_', meaning that a worker process is in idle state

LICENSE ^

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

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

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