Hi. Got a bit of a question/issue that I'm trying to resolve. I'm asking this of a few groups so bear with me.
I'm considering a situation where I have multiple processes running, and each process is going to access a number of files in a dir. Each process accesses a unique group of files, and then writes the group of files to another dir. I can easily handle this by using a form of locking, where I have the processes lock/read a file and only access the group of files in the dir based on the open/free status of the lockfile. However, the issue with the approach is that it's somewhat synchronous. I'm looking for something that might be more asynchronous/parallel, in that I'd like to have multiple processes each access a unique group of files from the given dir as fast as possible. So.. Any thoughts/pointers/comments would be greatly appreciated. Any pointers to academic research, etc.. would be useful. thanks -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php