parallel/concurrent process in python

Minesh Patel minesh at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 18:06:48 CET 2009


On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM,  <Ommer.Simjee at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out parallel process python code. Something
> similar to fork funtion in C.
>
> For example, I using sniff tool in scapy to capture packets but i want
> this to run in the background:
>
> -------
> from scapy.all import *
> import subprocess
> import netsnmp
>
> pkts=sniff(iface="eth0",filter="UDP",count=100) # This should run in
> the background
>
> print "Next Code."'
> ---------
>
>
> "Next Code." should be printed out right away and does not have to
> wait for pkts=sniff(...) to finish.
>
> Any ideas?

Why not use os.fork(), it is the same as C's fork?

if os.fork(): # Returns 0 to child, non-zero to parent
  # Do parent stuff
else:
  # Do child stuff

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Thanks,
Minesh Patel



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