Process forking on Windows - or what is MQSeries

bruno at modulix onurb at xiludom.gro
Thu May 18 11:31:59 CEST 2006

Andrew Robert wrote:
> Gary Herron wrote:
>>Andrew Robert wrote:
> <snip>
>>The windows CreateProcess call has many of the same semantics as the
>>Unix fork, i.e., a new process is created sharing all the resources of
>>the original process.  The "subprocess" modules uses CreateProcess, but
>>if that does not give you sufficient control over the process creation,
>>you can call CreateProcess directly via the "win32process" module in the
>>win32all package.
>>However, I still don't understand *what* the "MQSeries trigger monitor"
>>is or *how* it would create the need for such a solution.
>>Gary Herron
> MQSeries is a rather interesting piece of middle-ware offered by IBM
> that allows you to link disparate hosts/applications together via XML
> messaging and application specific queues.
> In the broadest sense, think of MQSeries like a large switchboard
> connecting everything together.
> Message queues can be programmed to do something via a mq application
> process such as a rule to take action when first, 5th, etc message arrives.
> The state of queues and their linked processes are controlled by the
> trigger monitor.
> The trigger monitor can only deal with one running process at a time.
> In this situation, it is possible for a process(my python program) to
> monopolize and block other processes from being triggered.
> Ideally, this needs to be avoided through the use of a fork.

Since there's no fork() on Windows, how do other programs working with
MQSeries deal with this situation ? How does it comes that your program
'monopolize' the monitor, while other don't ?

bruno desthuilliers
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