|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
A perl daemonby clinton (Priest)
|on Feb 11, 2006 at 21:43 UTC||Need Help??|
clinton has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I need to implement a cron daemon which runs jobs such as sending emails, clearing caches, updating search indexes etc.
Essentially, what I want to achieve is:
The forked process should not share data with the parent process, and each time a job starts, it should start with a fresh slate - this I assume is an 'of course' with fork, but what if there were just SOME data that I would like to be loaded only once and shared with the forked processes, is this possible?
The details I can figure out, but some pointers would be appreciated.