threading question

Mag Gam magawake at
Fri Sep 11 01:31:07 CEST 2009


Currently, I am using a bash script to ssh into 400 servers and get an
output, ie check if a file exists on a local filesystem.  I am doing
this linearly, however I am interesting in doing this with threads and
more important using Python standard threading library.

My pseudo code would be something like this:

Have a list of the servers in a dictionary
Create the number of threads which correspond to servers.  ie 400 threads
Each thread will spawn ssh and execute the file test
Once all threads are completed, I send a signal saying "all is one",
and it will create some sort of output.

Is there a better way of doing this? My goal is to learn python and
threading, I know this is a silly example but its worth a try :-)


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