Marvin Humphrey
and 1 contributors

NAME

KinoSearch::Store::Lock - Interprocess mutex lock.

SYNOPSIS

    my $lock = $lock_factory->make_lock(
        lock_name => 'commit',
        timeout   => 5000,
    );
    $lock->obtain or die "can't get lock on " . $lock->get_filename;
    do_stuff();
    $lock->release;

DESCRIPTION

The Lock class produces an interprocess mutex lock. It does not rely on flock, but creates a lock "file". What exactly constitutes that "file" depends on the Folder implementation.

Each lock must have a name which is unique per resource to be locked. The filename for the lockfile will be derived from it, e.g. "write" will produce a file "write.lock".

Each lock also has an "agent id", a string which should be unique per-host; it is used to help clear away stale lockfiles.

CONSTRUCTORS

new( [labeled params] )

    my $lock = KinoSearch::Store::Lock->new(
        lock_name => 'commit',           # required
        timeout   => 5000,               # default: 0
        folder    => $folder,            # required
        agent_id  => $hostname,          # required
    );
  • folder - The KinoSearch::Store::Folder where the lock file will reside.

  • lock_name - String identifying the resource to be locked.

  • agent_id - A per-machine identifier, usually the host name.

  • timeout - Time in milliseconds to keep retrying before abandoning the attempt to obtain() a lock.

METHODS

obtain()

Attempt to aquire lock once per second until the timeout has been reached.

Returns: true on success, false otherwise.

release()

Release the lock.

is_locked()

Indicate whether the resource identified by this lock's name is currently locked.

Returns: true if the resource is locked, false otherwise.

clear_stale()

Release all locks that meet the following three conditions: the lock name matches, the agent id matches, and the process id that the lock was created under no longer identifies an active process.

INHERITANCE

KinoSearch::Store::Lock isa KinoSearch::Obj.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2005-2009 Marvin Humphrey

LICENSE, DISCLAIMER, BUGS, etc.

See KinoSearch version 0.30.