suggestion on a complicated inter-process communication

norseman norseman at
Thu Apr 30 20:24:08 CEST 2009

Aaron Brady wrote:
> Um, that's the limit of what I'm familiar with, I'm afraid.  I'd have
> to experiment.
> On Apr 28, 10:44 am, Way <csw... at> wrote:
>> Thanks a lot for the reply. I am not familiar with multi-process in
>> Python. I am now using something like:
> snip
>> However, in this case, Process5's stdout cannot be passed to
>> MainProcess for Process1, since it has not finished (waiting Process.
>> 1/3 finish). 

If you are using a Named Pipe for P1's input, you won't have P5's stdout 
to worry about.  Besides, P1 should know the Named Pipe P5 is using 
without Main telling P1.   Give them their own "Open_Channel_D" to 
communicate via.  (The Man from U.N.C.L.E. -- probably before your time.)

>> I am now using Fifos (an external file) to inter-communicate Process1
>> and 5. But at first run, it compliants "not file found".

Won't find it until P5 starts dumping into it OR P1 creates it for P5 to 
use.  Either way - P1 simply needs to poll it if/while there and for P5 
going ByeBye to know when to stop polling. If P5 is gone, once the pipe 
is empty, there will be no more data.  If both (or either) P1, P5 are 
constantly running they will need a "I'm done" signal for one to let the 
other know it's going to sleep until needed.  Last item passed is 
something the sending program will NEVER generate on its own.
"Close_Channel_D"  :)

>> Is there any possible solution to make it work? Thank you very much!
> snip
> --

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