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A scoreboard for monitoring status of many processes
Perl Perl6

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NAME
    Parallel::Scoreboard - a scoreboard for monitoring status of many
    workers

SYNOPSIS
      use Parallel::Scoreboard;

      my $scoreboard = Parallel::Scoreboard->new(
          base_dir => '/tmp/my_scoreboard'
      ...

      # in each worker process
      $scoreboard->update('this is my current status');

      # to read status of all worker processes
      my $stats = $scoreboard->read_all();
      for my $pid (sort { $a <=> $b } keys %$stats) {
          print "status for pid:$pid is: ", $stats->{$pid}, "\n";
      }

DESCRIPTION
    Parallel::Scoreboard is a pure-perl implementation of a process
    scoreboard. By using the module it is easy to create a monitor for many
    worker process, like the status module of the Apache HTTP server.

    Unlike other similar modules, Parallel::Scoreboard is easy to use and
    has no limitation on the format or the length of the statuses to be
    stored. Any arbitrary data (like JSON or frozen perl object) can be
    saved by the worker processes as their status and read from the manager
    process.

METHODS
  new(%args)
    instantiation. Recognizes the following paramaters. The parameters can
    be read using the read-only accessors with the same name.

   base_dir => $base_dir
    the directory name in which the scoreboard files will be stored. The
    directory will be created if it does not exist already. Mandatory
    parameter.

   worker_id => sub { ... }
    a subref that returns the id of the worker (if omitted, the module uses
    $$ (process id) to distinguish between the workers)

  update($status)
    saves the status of the process

  read_all()
    reads the status of all worker processes that are alive and that have
    called update() more than once. Returned value is a hashref with process
    ids as keys and the statuses of each processes as corresponding values.

  cleanup()
    remove obsolete status files found in base_dir. The files are normally
    removed upon the termination of worker process, however they might be
    left unremoved if the worker process was killed for some reason. The
    detection and removal of the obsolete status files is performed by
    read_all() as well.

SEE ALSO
    IPC::ScoreBoard Proc::Scoreboard

AUTHOR
    Kazuho Oku <kazuhooku gmail.com>

LICENSE
    This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it
    under the same terms as Perl 5.10.

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