NAME

Mojo::IOLoop::Subprocess - Subprocesses

SYNOPSIS

  use Mojo::IOLoop::Subprocess;

  # Operation that would block the event loop for 5 seconds
  my $subprocess = Mojo::IOLoop::Subprocess->new;
  $subprocess->run(
    sub {
      my $subprocess = shift;
      sleep 5;
      return '♥', 'Mojolicious';
    },
    sub {
      my ($subprocess, $err, @results) = @_;
      say "Subprocess error: $err" and return if $err;
      say "I $results[0] $results[1]!";
    }
  );

  # Start event loop if necessary
  $subprocess->ioloop->start unless $subprocess->ioloop->is_running;

DESCRIPTION

Mojo::IOLoop::Subprocess allows Mojo::IOLoop to perform computationally expensive operations in subprocesses, without blocking the event loop.

EVENTS

Mojo::IOLoop::Subprocess inherits all events from Mojo::EventEmitter and can emit the following new ones.

progress

  $subprocess->on(progress => sub {
    my ($subprocess, @data) = @_;
    ...
  });

Emitted in the parent process when the subprocess calls the progress method.

spawn

  $subprocess->on(spawn => sub {
    my $subprocess = shift;
    ...
  });

Emitted in the parent process when the subprocess has been spawned.

  $subprocess->on(spawn => sub {
    my $subprocess = shift;
    my $pid = $subprocess->pid;
    say "Performing work in process $pid";
  });

ATTRIBUTES

Mojo::IOLoop::Subprocess implements the following attributes.

deserialize

  my $cb      = $subprocess->deserialize;
  $subprocess = $subprocess->deserialize(sub {...});

A callback used to deserialize subprocess return values, defaults to using Storable.

  $subprocess->deserialize(sub {
    my $bytes = shift;
    return [];
  });

ioloop

  my $loop    = $subprocess->ioloop;
  $subprocess = $subprocess->ioloop(Mojo::IOLoop->new);

Event loop object to control, defaults to the global Mojo::IOLoop singleton. Note that this attribute is weakened.

serialize

  my $cb      = $subprocess->serialize;
  $subprocess = $subprocess->serialize(sub {...});

A callback used to serialize subprocess return values, defaults to using Storable.

  $subprocess->serialize(sub {
    my $array = shift;
    return '';
  });

METHODS

Mojo::IOLoop::Subprocess inherits all methods from Mojo::EventEmitter and implements the following new ones.

pid

  my $pid = $subprocess->pid;

Process id of the spawned subprocess if available.

progress

  $subprocess->progress(@data);

Send data serialized with Storable to the parent process at any time during the subprocess's execution. Must be called by the subprocess and emits the "progress" event in the parent process with the data.

  # Send progress information to the parent process
  $subprocess->run(
    sub {
      my $subprocess = shift;
      $subprocess->progress('0%');
      sleep 5;
      $subprocess->progress('50%');
      sleep 5;
      return 'Hello Mojo!';
    },
    sub {
      my ($subprocess, $err, @results) = @_;
      say 'Progress is 100%';
      say $results[0];
    }
  );
  $subprocess->on(progress => sub {
    my ($subprocess, @data) = @_;
    say "Progress is $data[0]";
  });

run

  $subprocess = $subprocess->run(sub {...}, sub {...});

Execute the first callback in a child process and wait for it to return one or more values, without blocking "ioloop" in the parent process. Then execute the second callback in the parent process with the results. The return values of the first callback and exceptions thrown by it, will be serialized with Storable, so they can be shared between processes.

SEE ALSO

Mojolicious, Mojolicious::Guides, https://mojolicious.org.