Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Keep It Simple, Stupid
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

I would begin with making sure you can kill() under Win32, which IIRC you cannot. If my memory is wrong and you can, then do it otherwise. Have your wrappers send a (handled) signal to your program. If your program is there to trap the signal, no error will be reported. If your program has been misteriously terminated, then the call to kill() will fail. Then the wrapper can commit suicide in a graceful manner.

You can also use a PIPE or socket to maintain some form of IPC with the wrappers, but this approach has more overhead. In any case, you should tune the mechanism in order to tradeoff the time it takes for wrappers to notice the parent is dead vs the resources that would be wasted by this polling.

Hope this helps.

Best regards

-lem, but some call me fokat


In reply to Re: Ways and means of killing Win32 processes by fokat
in thread Ways and means of killing Win32 processes by submersible_toaster

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others surveying the Monastery: (5)
    As of 2014-11-25 02:15 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      My preferred Perl binaries come from:














      Results (148 votes), past polls