On Jan 4, 7:21=A0am, I=F1aki Baz Castillo <i... / aliax.net> wrote:
> El Lunes, 4 de Enero de 2010, Robert Klemme escribi=F3:
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> > On 01/04/2010 11:52 AM, I=F1aki Baz Castillo wrote:
> > > Hi, I know that a Ruby process with PID 1000 (under Linux) has forked=
 4
> > > times. How could I know the PID of those childs from any other ruby
> > > interpreter? This is, I just know the PID of the parent (1000).
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> > > Of course I could do some hack as inspecting the output of "ps" and
> > > inspecting the pid/ppid, but I'd prfer a ppure Ruby method for this.
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> > > Thanks for any suggestion.
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> > The typical approach is that the forking parent records PIDs of its
> > children. =A0If that information needs to be propagated you can either
> > write it to a file or make it available via DRb.
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> > If you need multiple Ruby processes to collaborate I would probably tur=
n
> > to DRb anyway. =A0In that case you might not even need to record PIDs b=
ut
> > you could have a coordinator where processes register and unregister or
> > which starts processes itself. =A0It depends on your use case.
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> Thanks a lot. The fact is that I'd like not to modify the program whose
> processes I want to monitor, so I was looking for something as "ps".

http://github.com/djberg96/sys-proctable

Regards,

Dan