On Monday, 27 June 2011 at 07:10, Tamara Temple wrote: > > On Jun 26, 2011, at 11:52 PM, Jim Lucas wrote: > > > On 6/26/2011 7:58 PM, Jim Giner wrote: > > > You mean - you want a second thread to run independently of your > > > current > > > "running" script? A wonderful thing to do and helpful for long > > > intenesive > > > processes but do you really want to go thru the hassles of managing > > > two > > > processes? Won't you have to verify the results of your offshoot > > > and react > > > to unexpected circumstances? Otherwise, what are you doing that > > > would not > > > require such complex management? > > > > Having an OpenBSD server I use a thing called nohup. > > > > I have a shell script that starts/stops things for me > > > > nohup /usr/bin/ssh -2 -N -f -L $L_IP:$L_PORT:$R_IP:$R_PORT > > root@localhost 1>/dev/null > > > > This starts a ssh tunnel port forwarding for me with a from and to > > port assignment. > > > > But, one crucial thing you haven't told us is what OS you are trying > > to do this on. > Wow, that's really getting complex. All I want is for a php script to > get launched and the calling script to return immediately. I don't > necessarily have to know or care when the called script ends, just > want the user to get an immediate return instead of waiting around for > the lengthy script to run. I'm not talking AJAX or anything like that > where the page depends on the eventual output from the called script.
In my experience it's best to separate the processes and pass jobs to be done via a database, IPC, socket or other mechanism from the HTTP handler to the offline process. I use a job queueing system to accomplish this in most of my projects, where I can either schedule a repeating job or queue one-off jobs when needed. I wrote a post on my blog a little while ago describing that system... http://stut.net/2009/05/29/php-job-queue/ -Stuart -- Stuart Dallas 3ft9 Ltd http://3ft9.com/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php