The database stores several documents containing parameters and values needed for some calculations. I wrote a Python module containing all the calculation routines which need to have access to the desired data.
Since the calculations need some time to complete I would prefer multiprocessing instead of multithreading in order to use several cores for co-current simulations (doing calculations in parallel, one calculation per core, but with different input parameters, not splitting one calculation to several cores).
In order to start those parallel calculations as own (sub)processes I thought about using something like a parent thread which are observed by another thread called 'thread observer'. Since each of these calculation processes needs access to the database I thought about using the eve-API in combination with the
All in all these thoughts lead to the setup like the following:
Based on this concept I am not sure about how to control the subprocess from its parent thread. How can I make sure that
Process 1 is terminated if
Thread 1 terminates?
Note: The desired solution needs to work both on UNIX- and Windows-based machines. So using the returned
pid of the started process in order to kill it using
kill would not work since this would not be doable on a Windows machine.