NAME

Mojo::IOLoop::ProcBackground - IOLoop interface to Proc::Background

VERSION

0.06

DESCRIPTION

This is an IOLoop interface to Proc::Background.

From Proc::Background:

    This is a generic interface for placing processes in the background on both Unix and
    Win32 platforms.  This module lets you start, kill, wait on, retrieve exit values, and
    see if background processes still exist.

SYNOPSIS

    use Mojolicious::Lite;

    use Mojo::IOLoop::ProcBackground;

    use File::Temp;
    use File::Spec;
    use Proc::Background;

    any '/run' => sub {
            my $self = shift;

            # Setup our request to take a while
            Mojo::IOLoop->stream($self->tx->connection)->timeout(30);
            $self->render_later;

            $self->on(finish => sub { 
                $self->app->log->debug("Finished");
            });

            # We want the UserAgent to see something as soon as possible
            $self->res->code(200);
            $self->res->headers->content_type('text/html');
            $self->write_chunk("<html><body>Starting...<br>\n");

            # This is our utility script that will run in the background
            my $tmp = File::Temp->new(UNLINK => 0, SUFFIX => '.pl');
            my $statefile = $self->stash->{_statefile} = File::Spec->catfile(File::Spec->tmpdir, "done");
            print($tmp 'sleep(10); $f="$ARGV[0].$$"; open($fh, ">", $f); sleep(3)');
            my $script = $tmp->filename;
            undef($tmp);

            # Thanks CPAN.. :)  The magic happens in Proc::Background
            my $proc = $self->stash->{_proc} = Mojo::IOLoop::ProcBackground->new;

            # Every so often we get a heartbeat from the background process
            $proc->on(alive => sub {
                my ($proc) = @_;

                my $pid = $proc->proc->pid;
                my $statefile = $self->stash->{_statefile} . ".$pid";

                if (-f $statefile) {
                    $self->write_chunk("Done</body></html>");
                    $proc->unsubscribe("alive");
                }
            });

            # When the process terminates, we get this event
            $proc->on(dead => sub {
                my ($proc) = @_;

                my $pid = $proc->proc->pid;
                my $statefile = $self->stash->{_statefile} . ".$pid";

                $self->app->log->debug("Done: $statefile");
                $self->finish;
            });

            # Start our process
            $proc->run([$^X, $script, $statefile]);
    };

    # Run the app
    push(@ARGV, 'daemon', '-l', 'http://*:5555') unless @ARGV;
    app->log->level("debug");
    app->secrets(["I Knos# you!!"]);
    app->start;

SEE ALSO

Mojo::IOLoop::ReadWriteFork
Mojo::IOLoop::ForkCall