controlling number of perlbal processes

Elliot F elliotf-danga-perlbal at
Tue May 16 18:30:04 UTC 2006

Hello all,

I was wondering why perlbal starts up as four processes.  I grepped 
through the distribution and most of the libraries, and the only forks I 
find are under the deamonize method (~line 951 of lib/ in 1.41).

What library is causing the fork, and what is the logic behind it?

The reason why I ask is that I am looking at using perlbal as the basis 
of a small perl application server (rather than writing my own from 
scratch or using something like POE) for use in memory limited embedded 
devices, and having the four processes seems to be unnecessary in my 

Thank you,

Elliot Foster

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