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threading/forking and IPC

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Hello,

I am seeking a python solution for my project. I am trying to
implement an architecture where there is a server who receives incoming
messages from several clients, then those messages need to be written
to a MySQL database. To avoid too many connections to the database, I
plan to save the incoming messages into a queue, while use a seperate
process/thread to constantly monitoring the queue and storing the
messages to the database. I am not sure wheather I should use
threading or forking and how to implement the sharing of this message
queue.

Thanks a lot for any advice.

Oct 14 '05 #1
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Sophia Cao wrote:
Hello,

I am seeking a python solution for my project. I am trying to
implement an architecture where there is a server who receives incoming
messages from several clients, then those messages need to be written
to a MySQL database. To avoid too many connections to the database, I
plan to save the incoming messages into a queue, while use a seperate
process/thread to constantly monitoring the queue and storing the
messages to the database. I am not sure wheather I should use
threading or forking and how to implement the sharing of this message
queue.

Thanks a lot for any advice.


If you want to have a shared queue, it's much easier and simpler to use
threading, as it allows you to share data structures between threads.
Python already has a multithreaded queue class -- see
http://docs.python.org/lib/module-Queue.html. Just create a global
Queue object or pass each thread a reference to it, and they can all
share it.

-- David

Oct 14 '05 #2

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Thanks David,
This seems like the exact thing I am looking for!

Oct 14 '05 #3

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