rcParallelTaskPlugin - 1.0.1

rcParallelTask Plugin

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rcParallelTask plugin


This plugin allow to create task that can fork for parallel processing. It provide an easy way to create as many child as you want and a simple queue and lock system.


To install rcParallelTaskPlugin, type:

$ symfony plugin-install rcParallelTaskPlugin

WARNING: this plugin isn't working on Windows system


Here is a simple example that show how to use this plugin :

class simpleParallelTask extends rcParallelTask {
    protected function configure() {
                new sfCommandOption('application', null, sfCommandOption::PARAMETER_REQUIRED, 'The application name', 'frontend'),
                new sfCommandOption('env', null, sfCommandOption::PARAMETER_REQUIRED, 'The environment', 'dev'),
                new sfCommandOption('connection', null, sfCommandOption::PARAMETER_REQUIRED, 'The connection name', 'propel'),
                // add your own options here
        $this->namespace           = 'symofny';
        $this->name                = 'simple-parallel';
        $this->briefDescription    = '';
        $this->detailedDescription = '';
    protected function execute($arguments = array(), $options = array()) {
        // Start 2 child
        // initialize the database connection
        // Always start the database after starting the children because connexion can't be shared between multiple process
        $databaseManager = new sfDatabaseManager($this->configuration);
        $connection      = $databaseManager->getDatabase($options['connection'] ? $options['connection'] : null)->getConnection();
        if ($this->iAmParent()) {
            for ($i=0; $i < 10; $i++) {
                $testArray = array('id' => $i);
            $this->logSection(date('Y-m-d H:i:s'), 'I sent everything');
            // Wait until queue is consume
        } else {
            // Child process
            while (($testArray = $this->getFromQueue())) {
                $this->logSection(date('Y-m-d H:i:s'), 'received : '.$testArray['id']);

How to manage multiple lock in the same script ?

The lock and queue system use a commun ressource for communication.

This resource is build from the script name (__FILE__) and a resource identitifier of one letter ('A' by default).

You can change this resource identifier at any time to create different lock or queue with the setResourceIdentifier() method.

The method use a fluent interface:



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