What do you recommend for locked, shared variables? This is something about IPC I haven't gotten into. Another idea I had was getting the number of database records needed to be processed (one way or another, not concerned about efficiency until I get something working), divide them by the number of workers, get the offsets, and THEN fire up the children.
I think your method is a bit more solid though, so I'll look into that.
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