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Re^4: Win32 capturing output from a process that may hang

by Random_Walk (Prior)
on Mar 02, 2005 at 18:54 UTC ( #435967=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Win32 capturing output from a process that may hang (Updated!)
in thread Win32 capturing output from a process that may hang

Hi BrowserUK

Well you can put your jaundiced view aside for a second here. Your code did not do exactly what I wanted (I caught the wait timeout even if code is done issue) but I have altered it and as far as my testing goes up to now I think I have exactly what I want. Here are the salient fragments

# this is a direct c&p from a larger opus of code # but you should get the idea. # command is worked out earlier depending on the # platform we are running on my $timeout=60; my @sqlo; my $Q = new Thread::Queue; threads->create( \&RunInThread, $command, $Q ); my $pid = $Q->dequeue; for (1..$timeout) { sleep 1; my $result=$Q->dequeue_nb; # non_block, return undef if nowt o +n queue next unless $result; # twas nowt on queue if ($result eq "$pid is done") { $trace->trace("SQL process finished within $_ seconds"); last; } push @sqlo, $result; } my $killed = kill 9, $pid if kill 0, $pid; # kill child if still +alive if ($killed) { $trace->trace("Had to kill SQL process, taking more than $time +out secs"); } sub RunInThread { my ( $cmd, $Q) = @_; my $pid = open CMD, "$cmd |" or $trace->die("$cmd : $!"); $Q->enqueue($pid); $Q->enqueue( $_ ) while defined( $_ = <CMD> ); $Q->enqueue("$pid is done"); }

The multithreading is also great as I may have several DBs to examine so a little refactoring and I can do them all in parallel improving the chance of completion within the 120 sec time limit no end.


Pereant, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt!

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Re^5: Win32 capturing output from a process that may hang (Updated!)
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Mar 02, 2005 at 19:58 UTC


    Sending the pid back to the parent thread and having it do the killing is very shrewd--and obvious. Now you've shown me:)

    Thanks for the feedback. I love to learn.

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