[development] How to control background processes from inside Drupal?
leob at media.mit.edu
Mon May 10 13:02:40 UTC 2010
Is there any way to start/stop background processes from inside Drupal?
I'm currently writing a module that has to continuously monitor a
socket connection for events coming from a remote server. I thought
about using hook_cron(), but I'm afraid that the infinite (or
continuous) loop of my event handler would tie out other modules that
use hook_cron(). Another alternative would be to use batch api, but do
batch processes run in the background?
Thanks in advance,
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