flan

A sweet facade on top of a process.disconnect-based graceful collapse.

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Flan

Collapse nicely. Collapse like a flan.

Flan is a sweet facade on top of a process.disconnect-based graceful collapse. Parent processes should call child.disconnect() in lieu of child.kill() to shutdown children, and child processes should use process.on('disconnect', ...) to perform graceful shutdown. Flan can help standardize that.

What Flan Isn't

  • A replacement for cluster, child_process, or any parts thereof. They don't need replacing.
  • A wrapper for cluster or child_process to dynamically and/or automatically scale your Node server. Scale it yourself.
  • Savory. Then it would be quiche.

Installation

npm install flan --save

API

Methods

add(child)

Adds child to the flan, involving it in any future collapse-s and cascade-s.

cascade()

Installs event listeners on process to cascade soft and hard collapses to all add-ed processes.

cluster()

Installs event listeners on cluster to automatically add all future cluster.fork-ed Workers.

collapse(hard)

Manually initiate a collapse of this process and all add-d processes. Defaults to a "soft" collapse.

Events

"soft"

An advisory notification to perform a graceful collapse, like taking a freshly-baked flan from a warm, toasty oven: close sockets, stop listening to servers, clear timers, etc.

"hard"

A last-ditch notification to perform a not-so-graceful (and immediate, thank you) collapse, like dropping a flan from a tall building onto the unsuspecting sidewalk below.

Examples

See the test/fixtures directory.

License

Copyright (C) 2013 Michael Schoonmaker (michael.r.schoonmaker@gmail.com)

This project is free software released under the MIT/X11 license:

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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