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Arch::RunLimit - class to enforce a limit on the number of running processes

Arch::RunLimit(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Arch::RunLimit(3pm)

NAME

Arch::RunLimit - class to enforce a limit on the number of running processes

SYNOPSIS

    use Arch::RunLimit
    my $limit = Arch::RunLimit->new(file => $limit_file);
    die "run-limit exceeded" if $limit->exceeded;

DESCRIPTION

Arch::RunLimit provides an easy way to enforce a limit on the number of concurrently running processes.

METHODS

The following methods are available:
new, exceeded.
new %opts
Create a new Arch::RunLimit object with the specified options:
file (mandatory)
The file used to keep track of the number of processes.
limit
The maximum number of concurrently running processes. Defaults to 5.
timeout
The timeout after which a process is assumed to be terminated in seconds. Defaults to 1800 (30 minutes).
exceeded
Return 1 if the number of concurrently running processes has been exceeded, 0 otherwise.

BUGS

Awaiting your reports.

AUTHORS

Mikhael Goikhman (migo@homemail.com--Perl-GPL/arch-perl--devel).
Enno Cramer (uebergeek@web.de--2003/arch-perl--devel).
2005-06-21 perl v5.20.2