Serv-O-Lux is a collection of Ruby classes that are useful for daemon and process management, and for writing your own Ruby services. The code is well documented and tested. It works with Ruby and JRuby supporting both 1.8 and 1.9 interpreters.
Servolux::Threaded – when included into your own class, it gives you an activity thread that will run some code at a regular interval. Provides methods to start and stop the thread, report on the running state, and join the thread to wait for it to complete.
Servolux::Server – a template server class that handles the mundane work of creating / deleting a PID file, reporting running state, logging errors, starting the service, and gracefully shutting down the service.
Servolux::Piper – an extension of the standard Ruby fork method that opens a pipe for communication between parent and child processes. Ruby objects are passed between parent and child allowing, for example, exceptions in the child process to be passed to the parent and raised there.
Servolux::Daemon – a robust class for starting and stopping daemon processes.
Servolux::Child – adds some much needed functionality to child processes created via Ruby's IO#popen method. Specifically, a timeout thread is used to signal the child process to die if it does not exit in a given amount of time.
Servolux::Prefork – provides a pre-forking worker pool for executing tasks in parallel using multiple processes.
All the documentation is available online at rdoc.info/projects/TwP/servolux
gem install servolux
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