Structuring an application
Fri Jan 13 16:57:41 CET 2006
On Fri, Jan 13, 2006 at 03:38:52PM +0000, Joel Reymont wrote:
> I have an app that launches hundreds of poker bots against a poker
> Each bot needs to have a different user name and password. These can
> be obtained by asking a "name server".
> Each bot launches two socket readers, processes that loop reading
> packets in passive mode. The reason I do it this way is because
> packet length is given to me in little-endian order and is the length
> of the whole packet including the length itself.
> I would like to fail the poker bot when either of the two socket
> readers fail. I would also like to monitor the poker bot to update
> the failed counter when the bot fails. When all bots fail or exit
> cleanly then the supervisor should exit.
> How can I achieve this with standard OTP tools? I thought I could use
> a supervisor but there's no restart policy to let a child fail while
> others continue.
I believe you are wrong here. From supervisor(3):
A supervisor can have one of the following restart strate-
* one_for_one - if one child process terminates and
should be restarted, only that child process is
Just out of curiousity, are you taking a crash course in Erlang for work,
school, or fun? You ask a ton of questions :-)
I don't mean to poke fun, just curious.
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