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From: Eric Wong <>
Subject: [PATCH 9/9] doc: lei-daemon: new manpage
Date: Fri,  1 Oct 2021 09:54:45 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

In case users see "lei-daemon" in ps(1) or syslog and wonder.
 Documentation/lei-daemon.pod       | 61 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 Documentation/lei.pod              |  9 ++++-
 Documentation/lei_design_notes.txt |  2 +-
 MANIFEST                           |  1 +
 Makefile.PL                        |  2 +-
 5 files changed, 72 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/lei-daemon.pod

diff --git a/Documentation/lei-daemon.pod b/Documentation/lei-daemon.pod
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..1205e974706a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/lei-daemon.pod
@@ -0,0 +1,61 @@
+=head1 NAME
+lei-daemon - technical information for local email interface daemon
+This documentation is a high-level overview for developers and
+administrators interested in how lei works.
+lei-daemon is a background daemon which powers the L<lei(1)>
+command-line tool.  It may support virtual users and read-write
+IMAP+JMAP APIs in the future.  It is designed to optimize shell
+completion by avoiding module loading costs, monitor Maildirs
+(and in the near future, IMAP folders) for changes.
+=head2 worker processes
+Most commands cause lei-daemon to L<fork(2)> new worker
+processes to isolate and parallelize work.  lei-daemon is
+significantly more aggressive than read-only
+L<public-inbox-daemon(8)> processes with regards to resource use
+since it's not designed to support C10K/C100K scenarios.
+=head2 file descriptor passing
+FD passing is used to reduce IPC costs for bulk I/O when
+importing large mboxes from stdin and dumping large mboxes
+to stdout.
+SOCK_SEQPACKET sockets are used for both communicating with
+L<lei(1)> and to internal workers.  SOCK_SEQPACKET is guarantee
+reliability (unlike SOCK_DGRAM), allows easy load distribution,
+and saves developers the trouble of maintaining stream parsers.
+=head2 File monitoring
+Inotify or EVFILT_VNODE is used depending on the platform
+to monitor Maildirs of changes and track keyword changes.
+The listen socket at (default: C<$XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/lei/5.seq.sock>)
+is also monitored, and the daemon will automatically shutdown
+if it is unlinked.
+=head1 CONTACT
+Feedback welcome via plain-text mail to L<>
+The mail archives are hosted at L<> and
+Copyright all contributors L<>
+License: AGPL-3.0+ L<>
+=head1 SEE ALSO
+L<lei-overview(7)>, L<lei-daemon-kill(1)>, L<lei-daemon-pid(1)>
diff --git a/Documentation/lei.pod b/Documentation/lei.pod
index 3af9e2eeacf7..63d5ee6900a7 100644
--- a/Documentation/lei.pod
+++ b/Documentation/lei.pod
@@ -115,6 +115,13 @@ Other subcommands include
 By default storage is located at C<$XDG_DATA_HOME/lei/store>.  The
 configuration for lei resides at C<$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/lei/config>.
+=head1 ERRORS
+Errors and dianostics for interactive commands are reported to
+stderr.  Some errors for background tasks are emitted via
+L<syslog(3)> as L<lei-daemon(8)> for the top-level daemon,
+and C<lei/store> for the L<lei-store-format(5)> worker.
 =head1 CONTACT
 Feedback welcome via plain-text mail to L<>
@@ -130,4 +137,4 @@ License: AGPL-3.0+ L<>
 =head1 SEE ALSO
+L<lei-overview(7)>, L<lei-daemon(8)>
diff --git a/Documentation/lei_design_notes.txt b/Documentation/lei_design_notes.txt
index f1d2ab6f2169..b5180374ad05 100644
--- a/Documentation/lei_design_notes.txt
+++ b/Documentation/lei_design_notes.txt
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ Daemon architecture
 The use of a persistent daemon works around slow startup time of
 Perl.  This is especially important for built-in support for
-shell completion.  It will eventually support inotify and EVFILT_VNODE
+shell completion.  It attempts to support inotify and EVFILT_VNODE
 background monitoring of Maildir keyword changes.
 If lei were reimplemented in a language with faster startup
diff --git a/MANIFEST b/MANIFEST
index 3e942855127f..929f5f869c5b 100644
@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@ Documentation/lei-config.pod
diff --git a/Makefile.PL b/Makefile.PL
index 00a558d12472..c41c408a5704 100644
--- a/Makefile.PL
+++ b/Makefile.PL
@@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ $v->{-m5} = [ qw(public-inbox-config public-inbox-v1-format
 $v->{-m7} = [ qw(lei-overview lei-security
 		public-inbox-overview public-inbox-tuning
 		public-inbox-glossary) ];
-$v->{-m8} = [ qw(public-inbox-daemon) ];
+$v->{-m8} = [ qw(public-inbox-daemon lei-daemon) ];
 my @sections = (1, 5, 7, 8);
 $v->{check_80} = [];
 $v->{manuals} = [];

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-10-01  9:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-01  9:54 [PATCH 0/9] daemon-related things Eric Wong
2021-10-01  9:54 ` [PATCH 1/9] doc: lei-security: some more updates Eric Wong
2021-10-01  9:54 ` [PATCH 2/9] listener: switch to level-triggered epoll Eric Wong
2021-10-01  9:54 ` [PATCH 3/9] daemon: make SO_ACCEPTFILTER a shared variable Eric Wong
2021-10-01  9:54 ` [PATCH 4/9] ipc: run Net::SSLeay::randomize Eric Wong
2021-10-01  9:54 ` [PATCH 5/9] ds: simplify signalfd use Eric Wong
2021-10-01  9:54 ` [PATCH 6/9] inbox: inline and eliminate git_cleanup Eric Wong
2021-10-01  9:54 ` [PATCH 7/9] inbox: keep DB handles if git processes are live Eric Wong
2021-10-01  9:54 ` [PATCH 8/9] ds: inline set_cloexec Eric Wong
2021-10-01  9:54 ` Eric Wong [this message]
2021-10-02  0:19   ` [PATCH 9/9] doc: lei-daemon: new manpage Kyle Meyer
2021-10-02  8:08     ` Eric Wong
2021-10-04  3:16       ` Kyle Meyer

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