NAME

Parallel::Workers - run workers in parallel. Workers can be Eval, SSH, XMLRPC or Your commands

VERSION

This document describes Parallel::Workers version $VERSION

SYNOPSIS

    use Parallel::Workers;
    
    #Workers that use Eval action with a trantransaction controller
    #                 ^^^^
    
    my $worker=Parallel::Workers->new(maxworkers=>4,timeout=>10, backend=>"Eval");

    my $id=$worker->create(hosts => \@named, command=>"`date`", 
                           transaction=>{error=>TRANSACTION_TERM, type=>'SCALAR',regex => qr/.+/m});
    my $info=$worker->info();
    
    #Workers that use SSH action with a trantransaction controller
    #                 ^^^
    $worker=Parallel::Workers->new(
                                    maxworkers=>16,timeout=>10, 
                                    backend=>"SSH", constructor =>{user=>'demo',pass=>'demo'}
                                  );


    $id=$worker->create(hosts => \@hosts, command=>"cat /proc/cmdline",
                                      transaction=>{error=>TRANSACTION_TERM, type=>'SCALAR',regex => qr/.+/m}); 

  
  

DESCRIPTION

This Parallel::Workers allow you to run multiples tasks in parallel with an error validation.

You can specify maxworkers value that limit the max physical threads. You can specify the backend that run the task, currently only Eval, SSH and XMLRPC are implemented, but you can make yours for your needs.

Workers run simples tasks that return value. You can specify different way to check the return value and on error you decide to stop or continue the main workers.

        # workers TERM if return value is not in this regex /.+/m
        $id=$worker->create(...,
                            transaction=>{error=>TRANSACTION_TERM, type=>'SCALAR',regex => qr/.+/m }; 
        
        # workers TERM if return value is not 127
        $id=$worker->create(...,
                            transaction=>{error=>TRANSACTION_TERM, type=>'SCALAR',check => 127}; 

        # workers TERM if return value is not an HASH
        $id=$worker->create(...,
                            transaction=>{error=>TRANSACTION_TERM, type=>'ARRAY'}; 

        # workers CONTINUE on error
        $id=$worker->create(...,
                            transaction=>{error=>TRANSACTION_CONT, ...}; 

INTERFACE

DIAGNOSTICS

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CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

Parallel::Workers requires no configuration files or environment variables.

DEPENDENCIES

None.

INCOMPATIBILITIES

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-parallel-jobs@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR

Olivier Evalet <evaleto@gelux.ch>

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2006, Olivier Evalet <evaleto@gelux.ch>. All rights reserved.

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

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