[tpm] Flexible scheduling scripts

Kartik Thakore thakore.kartik at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 14:18:37 PDT 2009

Hi all,

After building an arsenal of Perl scripts to ease my work load I am  
looking for a way to schedule this perl scripts. When I say flexibilty  
I would like to be able to change a text file the scheduler is running  
against and not have to restart the scheduler.

Here is my idea:

script= some.pl args args
time = 1430


sub check_sum_file ()
   $new = gen_check_sum;
   if ($new != $old)
            $old = $new;
           return 1;
return 0;

sub reload
# copy old file to tmp file
# replace old filehandle

    reload if check_sum_file;

    foreach $node ( $nodes)
      system $node->script
       if $node->time == time

Is there a better way to accoplush this. One problem I see is that if  
the conf file is huge it will kill the memory.

Kartik Thakore

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