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POE::API::Peek
Peek into the internals of a running POE environment

POE::API::Peek - Peek into the internals of a running POE environment


NAME

POE::API::Peek - Peek into the internals of a running POE environment


DESCRIPTION

POE::API::Peek extends the POE::Kernel interface to provide clean access to Kernel internals in a cross-version compatible manner. Other calculated data is also available.

My intention is to provide massive amounts of internal data for use in POE debugging.


WARNING

This version of this module is certified against POE version 0.38 and above. It will fail on any other POE version.

Further, this module requires perl v5.6.1 or above.


METHODS

new


  my $api = POE::API::Peek->new();

Returns a blessed reference. Takes no parameters.

id


  my $foo = $api->id();

Obtain the unique id for the kernel. Takes no parameters. Returns a scalar containing a string.


KERNEL UTILITIES

is_kernel_running


  if($api->is_kernel_running) {

      # do stuff...

  }

Tell if the POE Kernel is running and active. Returns 1 if the Kernel is running and 0 if it is not.

active_event


  my $event = $api->active_event();

Get the active event name. Returns a string containing the event name.

kernel_memory_size


  my $size = $api->kernel_memory_size();

Get the memory footprint of the kernel and consequently the entire POE environment. See the Devel::Size documentation for several caveats involved in this metric.

event_list


  my $events = $api->event_list();

Gets the list of events for the whole POE environment. Returns a hash with the session IDs as the keys and a list of events as the values.

which_loop


  my $loop_name = $api->which_loop();

Tell which Loop POE has decided to use. Returns the string name of the Loop module.


SESSION UTILITIES

current_session


  my $foo = $api->current_session();

Get the POE::Session object for the currently active session. Takes no parameters. Returns a scalar containing a reference.

get_session_children


    my @children = $api->get_session_children($session);

    my @children = $api->get_session_children();

Get the children (if any) for a given session. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session object. If this parameter is not provided, the method defaults to the currently active session. Returns a list of POE::Session objects.

is_session_child


  if($api->is_session_child($parent, $session)) { }

  if($api->is_session_child($parent)) { }

Determine if POE::Session A is a child of POE::Session B. Takes one mandatory parameter, a POE::Session object which is the potential parent session this method will interrogate. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session object which is the session whose parentage this method will determine. If this parameter is not specified, it will default to the currently active session. Returns a boolean.

resolve_session_to_ref


  my $session = $api->resolve_session_to_ref($session_id);

  my $session = $api->resolve_session_to_ref();

Obtain a reference to a session given its ID. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session ID. If this parameter is not specified, it will default to the currently active session. Returns a reference to a POE::Session object on success; undef on failure.

resolve_session_to_id


  my $session_id = $api->resolve_session_to_id($session);

  my $session_id = $api->resolve_session_to_id();

Obtain the session id for a given POE::Session object. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session object. If this parameter is not specified, it will default to the currently active session. Returns an integer on success and undef on failure.

get_session_refcount


  my $count = $api->get_session_refcount($session);

  my $count = $api->get_session_refcount();

Obtain the reference count for a given POE::Session. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session object. If this parameter is not specified, it will default to the currently active session. Returns an integer.

session_count


  my $count = $api->session_count();

Obtain a count of how many sessions exist. Takes no parameters. Returns an integer.

Note: for various reasons, the Kernel counts as a session.

session_list


  my @sessions = $api->session_list();

Obtain a list of all the sessions that exist. Takes no parameters. Returns a list populated with POE::Session objects.

Note: While the Kernel counts as a session, it has been extracted from this list.

session_memory_size


  my $size = $api->session_memory_size();

  my $size = $api->session_memory_size($session);

Get the memory footprint of a session. If no session is provided, the current session is used. See the Devel::Size documentation for several caveats involved in this metric.

session_event_list


  my @events = $api->session_event_list();

  my $events = $api->session_event_list();

  my @events = $api->session_event_list($session);

  my $events = $api->session_event_list($session);

Get the list of events for a session. If no session is provided, the current session is used.


ALIAS UTILITIES

resolve_alias


  my $session = $api->resolve_alias($session_alias);

Resolve a session alias into a POE::Session object. Takes one mandatory parameter, a session alias. Returns a POE::Session object on success or undef on failure.

session_alias_list


  my @aliases = $api->session_alias_list($session);

  my @aliases = $api->session_alias_list();

Obtain a list of aliases for a POE::Session object. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session object. If this parameter is not specified, it will default to the currently active session. Returns a list of strings.

session_alias_count


  my $count = $api->session_alias_count($session);

  my $count = $api->session_alias_count();

Obtain the count of how many aliases a session has. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session object. If this parameter is not specified, it will default to the currently active session. Returns an integer.

session_id_loggable


    my $str = $api->session_id_loggable($session);

    my $str = $api->session_id_loggable();

Obtain a loggable version of a session id. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session object. If this parameter is not specified, it will default to the currently active session. Returns a string.


EVENT UTILITIES

event_count_to


  my $count = $api->event_count_to($session);

  my $count = $api->event_count_to();

Get the number of events heading toward a particular session. Takes one parameter, a POE::Session object. if none is provided, defaults to the current session. Returns an integer.

event_count_from


  my $count = $api->event_count_from($session);

  my $count = $api->event_count_from();

Get the number of events heading out from a particular session. Takes one parameter, a POE::Session object. If non is provided, defaults to the current session. Return an integer.

event_queue


  my $foo = $api->event_queue();

Access the internal event queue. Takes no parameters. Returns a scalar containing a reference to a POE::Queue::Array object.

event_queue_dump




  my @queue = $api->event_queue_dump();

Dump the contents of the event queue in a nice understandable fashion. Takes no parameters. Returns a list of queue items. Each item is a hash containing the following entries:

  • ID
  • The id number that POE's queue identifies this entry as.

  • index
  • The index into the POE::Queue::Array which holds this entry.

  • priority
  • The priority level this entry has.

  • event
  • The name of this event

  • source
  • What caused this event. Usually a POE::Session.

  • destination
  • Where this event is headed. Usually a POE::Session.

  • type
  • The type of event this is. May have the value User, _start, _stop, _signal, _garbage_collect, _parent, _child, _sigchld_poll, Alarm, File Activity, or Unknown.


EXTREF UTILITIES

extref_count


  my $count = $api->extref_count();

Obtain a count of sessions with extra references. Takes no parameters. Returns an integer.

get_session_extref_count


  my $count = $api->get_session_extref_count($session);

  my $count = $api->get_session_extref_count();

Obtain the number of extra references a session has. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session object. If this parameter is not specified, it will default to the currently active session. Returns an integer.


FILEHANDLE UTILITIES

is_handle_tracked


  if($api->is_handle_tracked($handle, $mode)) { }

Determine if POE is tracking a handle. Takes two mandatory parameters, a filehandle and a mode indicator. Returns a boolean.

handle_count


  my $count = $api->handle_count();

Obtain a count of how many handles POE is tracking. Takes no parameters. Returns an integer.

session_handle_count


  my $count = $api->session_handle_count($session);

  my $count = $api->session_handle_count();

Obtain a count of the active handles for a given session. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session object. If this parameter is not supplied, it will default to the currently active session.


SIGNAL UTILITIES

get_safe_signals


  my @safe_signals = $api->get_safe_signals();

Obtain a list of signals which it is safe for POE to manipulate. Takes no parameters. Returns a list of strings.

get_signal_type


  my $type = $api->get_signal_type($signal_name);

Figure out which type of signal this is. Signals can be one of three types, BENIGN, TERMINAL, NONMASKABLE. The type value returned here, corresponds to subroutine constants SIGTYPE_BENIGN, SIGTYPE_TERMINAL, and SIGTYPE_NONMASKABLE in POE::Kernel's namespace. Takes one mandatory parameter, a signal name.

is_signal_watched


  if($api->is_signal_watched($signal_name)) { }

Determine if a signal is being explicitly watched. Takes one mandatory parameter, a signal name. Returns a boolean.

signals_watched_by_session


  my %signals = $api->signals_watched_by_session($session);

  my %signals = $api->signals_watched_by_session();

Get the signals watched by a session and the events they generate. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session object. If this parameter is not supplied, it will default to the currently active session. Returns a hash, with a signal name as the key and the event the session generates as the value.

signal_watchers


  my %watchers = $api->signal_watchers($signal_name);

Get a list of the sessions watching a particular signal. Takes one mandatory parameter, a signal name. Returns a hash, keyed by session reference with an event name as the value.

is_signal_watched_by_session


  if($api->is_signal_watched_by_session($signal_name, $session)) { }

  if($api->is_signal_watched_by_session($signal_name)) { }

Determine if a given session is explicitly watching a signal. Takes one mandatory parameter, a signal name. Takes one optional parameter, a POE::Session object. If this parameter is not provided, it will default to the currently active session. Returns a boolean.


AUTHOR

Matt Cashner (sungo@pobox.com)


DATE

$Date: 2006-10-08 11:20:34 -0400 (Sun, 08 Oct 2006) $


LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2003 - 2005, Matt Cashner. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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