node-clusterprocess

    2.0.0 • Public • Published

    node-clusterprocess

    Wrapper around Node.js' cluster module for zero-downtime deployment of Node.js Apps. By entrecode.

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    What is this and what does it do?

    This module supports node's clustering to utilize multi-core systems. It can be used by basically any Node.js Application to enable zero-downtime deployments.

    Usage

    server.js:

    require('node-clusterprocess').run('app.js', 'myApp');

    This should be a separate Node.js script, and it should be specified as main executable in your project's package.json. When you start your Application, you will call node server.js from now on instead of node app.js.

    Zero-Downtime Reloading

    You can trigger zero-downtime reloads of your application by sending HUP:

    kill -hup <pid>

    … where <pid> should be the PID of the cluster process. Alternatively, you can use

    pkill -hup -x myApp_cp

    … where myApp_cp is the title of the cluster process (consisting of your provided processName and the suffix _cp).

    API

    ClusterProcess offers the following methods:

    run(executable[, processName])

    executable is the name of your main script that should be executed as worker. As path the directory of the requiring module is assumed automatically (path.dirname(module.parent.filename)).

    processName is optional. If omitted, the process name is taken from your package.json title property. It will be used as process title. It should not be too long according to the Node.js Documentation. Note that the master process will be called processName_cp and the worker processes should be named processName-w by your code.

    setLogger(loggingInstance)

    ClusterProcess uses console logging by default for nicer logging to stdout/console (with timestamps and colors). You can overwrite this with another (e.g. global) logging instance using this method. The logging class is required to provide methods log, info, warn and error.

    handleSignals([cleanFunc = noop [, timeout = 2000]])

    ClusterProcess can handle signals SIGHUP, SIGINT, and SIGTERM. An optional cleanFunc can be provided and ClusterProcess will call this function prior to exiting the process. Default timeout for exit is 2000ms but can be overwritten by timeout.

    ClusterProcess' methods are chainable, so you can set a logger, call handleSignals(), and call run() in one line.

    Changelog

    1.1.0

    • changed stop behavior when receiving SIGTERM, will send SIGINT to worker, after 10 seconds will send SIGTERM

    1.0.2

    • fix handling of term signal

    1.0.1

    • use logger instance instead of console logging

    1.0.0

    • initial public release of node-clusterprocess

    Install

    npm i node-clusterprocess

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    Version

    2.0.0

    License

    ISC

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