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FCGI::Engine::ProcManager - module for managing FastCGI applications.


This module is a refactoring of FCGI::ProcManager, it behaves exactly the same, but the API is a little different. The function-oriented API has been removed in favor of object-oriented API. The pm_ prefix has been removed from the hook routines and instead they now use the augment and inner functionality from Moose. More docs will come eventually.

Signal Handling

FCGI::Engine::ProcManager attempts to do the right thing for proper shutdowns.

When it receives a SIGHUP, it sends a SIGTERM to each of its children, and then resumes its normal operations.

When it receives a SIGTERM, it sends a SIGTERM to each of its children, sets an alarm(3) "die timeout" handler, and waits for each of its children to die. If all children die before this timeout, process manager exits with return status 0. If all children do not die by the time the "die timeout" occurs, the process manager sends a SIGKILL to each of the remaining children, and exists with return status 1.

FCGI::Engine::ProcManager uses POSIX::sigaction() to override the default SA_RESTART policy used for perl's %SIG behavior. Specifically, the process manager never uses SA_RESTART, while the child FastCGI servers turn off SA_RESTART around the accept loop, but re-enstate it otherwise.

The desired (and implemented) effect is to give a request as big a chance as possible to succeed and to delay their exits until after their request, while allowing the FastCGI servers waiting for new requests to die right away.


I will fill this in more eventually, but for now if you really wanna know, read the source.



This module is a fork of the FCGI::ProcManager code, with lots of code cleanup as well as general Moosificaition.


All complex software has bugs lurking in it, and this module is no exception. If you find a bug please either email me, or add the bug to cpan-RT.


Stevan Little <>


Copyright 2007-2010 by Infinity Interactive, Inc.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.