TakTuk

Adaptive large scale remote executions deployment
TakTuk


USER MANUAL


NAME

TakTuk - Perl module that provides an interface to taktuk(1) communication facilities


SYNOPSIS

  use TakTuk;
  
  my $rank = TakTuk::get('rank');
  my $count = TakTuk::get('count');
  
  print "I'm process $rank among $count\n";
  
  if ($rank > 1) {
      my ($from, $message) = TakTuk::recv();
      if (not defined($message)) {
          print "Trying to recv: ",
                TakTuk::error_msg($TakTuk::error), "\n";
      } else {
          print "$rank received $message from $from\n";
      }
  }
  
  sleep 1;
  my $next = $rank+1;
  $next = 1 if ($next > $count);
  if (not TakTuk::send(to=>$next, body=>"[Salut numero $rank]")) {
      print "Trying to send to $next: ",
            TakTuk::error_msg($TakTuk::error), "\n";
  }
  
  if ($rank == 1) {
      my ($from, $message) = TakTuk::recv(timeout=>5);
      if (not defined($message)) {
          print "Trying to recv :",
                TakTuk::error_msg($TakTuk::error), "\n";
      } else {
          print "$rank received $message from $from\n";
      }
  }


DESCRIPTION

The TakTuk communication layer Perl interface provides a way for programs executed using the taktuk(1) command to exchange data. It is based on a simple send/receive model using multicast-like sends and optionally timeouted receives. This is only designed to be a control facility, in particular this is not a high performance communication library.

The Perl communication interface for TakTuk is made of functions that can be called by scripts executed using the taktuk_perl command of the TakTuk engine (preferred way, less installation requirements on remote machines) or using the TakTuk Perl module provided with the TakTuk distribution. These functions are:

TakTuk::get($)

gets some information from TakTuk. Currently available information includes 'target', 'rank', 'count', 'father', 'child_min' and 'child_max'. This is a better way to get this information than environment variables as its takes into account renumbering that might occur after process spawn.

TakTuk::send(%)

sends a scalar to a single peer or a set specification (see taktuk(1) for information about set specifications). The two mandatory fields in the arguments are to (with a set specification) and body. Optionally, a field target might be given. Returns an undefined value upon error.

TakTuk::recv(%)

blocks until the reception of a message. Returns a list of two elements: the logical number of the source of the message and the message itself. Accepts an optional timeout argument with a numeric value. Returns an empty list upon error.

When an error occur, all these functions set the variable $TakTuk::error to the numeric code of the error that occured. A textual description of the error is provided by the function TakTuk::error_msg($) that takes the error code as an argument.

Error codes are the following :

TakTuk::ESWRIT

a call to TakTuk::syswrite failed. This is due to a syswrite error different than EAGAIN. The code should be accessible using $!.

TakTuk::EFCLSD

the communication channel to the TakTuk engine has been closed. This typically occur when shutting down the logical network (using Ctrl-C on root node for instance).

TakTuk::ESREAD (TakTuk::recv only)

a call to sysread failed (the code should be accessible using $!).

TakTuk::EARGTO (TakTuk::send only)

to field missing in the arguments.

TakTuk::EARGBD (TakTuk::send only)

body field missing in the arguments.

TakTuk::ETMOUT (TakTuk::recv only)

The call to TakTuk::recv timeouted. This only occur when giving a timeout field as TakTuk::recv argument.

Finally, the TakTuk Perl module defines some constants which value match the different states reported by the stream state (see taktuk(1) for details about this stream). These constant are the following:

  TakTuk::TAKTUK_READY
  TakTuk::TAKTUK_NUMBERED
  TakTuk::TAKTUK_TERMINATED
  TakTuk::CONNECTION_FAILED
  TakTuk::CONNECTION_INITIALIZED
  TakTuk::CONNECTION_LOST
  TakTuk::COMMAND_STARTED
  TakTuk::COMMAND_FAILED
  TakTuk::COMMAND_TERMINATED
  TakTuk::UPDATE_FAILED
  TakTuk::PIPE_STARTED
  TakTuk::PIPE_FAILED
  TakTuk::PIPE_TERMINATED
  TakTuk::FILE_RECEPTION_STARTED
  TakTuk::FILE_RECEPTION_FAILED
  TakTuk::FILE_RECEPTION_TERMINATED
  TakTuk::FILE_SEND_FAILED
  TakTuk::INVALID_TARGET
  TakTuk::NO_TARGET
  TakTuk::MESSAGE_DELIVERED
  TakTuk::INVALID_DESTINATION
  TakTuk::UNAVAILABLE_DESTINATION


SEE ALSO

tatkuk(1), taktukcomm(3), TakTuk::Pilot(3)


AUTHOR

The original concept of TakTuk has been proposed by Cyrille Martin in his PhD thesis. People involved in this work include Jacques Briat, Olivier Richard, Thierry Gautier and Guillaume Huard.

The author of the version 3 (perl version) and current maintainer of the package is Guillaume Huard.


COPYRIGHT

The TakTuk communication interface library is provided under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 or later.

MOAIS
INRIA Project

AHA
IMAG/INRIA Project

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