[UPHPU] Question: Has anyone used forks before in a web app?

Scott.Hill at flyingj.com Scott.Hill at flyingj.com
Fri Jun 3 08:07:24 MDT 2005

> But it can > turn ugly if your looking for errors or proof its running,
etc.  You'll
> have to build other tools that look for the process in the process list.

It depends on your definition of ugly.  If you are running in a Windows
environment, it is definitely ugly! (But that's only because it started out
ugly).  In the nix world, you can write PHP, Perl or even shell scripts to
check processes or output files or database tables or whatever.  If you
know C++, you could write a separate process that monitors what you want
that is multi-threaded.  All nix versions have IPC (shared memory, message
queues, and semaphores) which are grossly underused.  Distributing the
processing and communicating between processes is what nix was made for.
My humble 2 cents.

Scott Hill

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