[mod_python] Starting a background process with mod_python?

keith at uglyslug.com keith at uglyslug.com
Sun Jan 14 16:52:26 EST 2007

I want to have a user click a 'submit' button on an HTML form, submit to a
mod_python page, and have that mod_python page start 3 or 4 processes in
the background which then run for hours and hours and hours. Obviously a
result should be returned to the user before the hours and hours and hours
are up.

I'm a bit of a python and mod_python newbie, and I tried some stuff with
the 'threading' library, but no luck so far. Can anyone give me a working


 - Keith

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