Robust automated worker processes in the spirit of Erlang
Hello Joe is built on top of Node's
cluster module to manage worker
processes. It allows you to write your application in a vaguely Erlang
like style, where if something goes wrong, crashing the whole process
is the acceptable and preferred way of handling it.
hellojoe.serve with a configuration object (can be null, the
defaults are OK) and a function containing your main application code.
It should be the first and only thing your application does. Do not
initialise any resources before calling this function. The worker
processes will run your function, and anything outside of it gets run
by both worker processes and the master process. You don't want the
master process to do any work other than starting worker processes.
Thanks to the
cluster module, any network sockets your subprocesses
initialise will be shared between them.
var hellojoe = ;hellojoe;
Hello Joe will launch a number of subprocesses running the provided function, and the master process will be left in charge of monitoring them and restarting them as necessary.
The configuration object you provide is merged with these default values:
// n == the physical number of cores on the running machinecores: n// minimum lifetime (ms) of a process not considered a failurefailureThreshold: 5000// amount of consecutive failures before retryDelay is triggeredretryThreshold: 23// delay (ms) before spawning processes after consecutive failuresretryDelay: 10000// optional filename to execute as worker process, replacing the functionworker: null// if worker is specified, command line arguments can be providedworkerArgs:
Please note that if you specify a worker script, it will be executed
child_process module, not the
cluster module, meaning
that sockets won't be automatically shared between worker processes.
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