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Re: Limiting the number of forks

by larryk (Friar)
on Oct 02, 2002 at 12:21 UTC ( #202241=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Limiting the number of forks

There is a module that already provides this functionality: Parallel::ForkManager
use Parallel::ForkManager; $pm = new Parallel::ForkManager($MAX_PROCESSES); foreach $data (@all_data) { # Forks and returns the pid for the child: my $pid = $pm->start and next; ... do some work with $data in the child process ... $pm->finish; # Terminates the child process }
The code above is an excerpt from the man page of P::FM.

Hope this helps,

   larryk                                          
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