UR::Service::RPC::Message - Serializable object appropriate for sending RPC messages


  my $msg = UR::Service::RPC::Message->create(
                           target_class => 'URT::RPC::Thingy',
                           method_name  => 'join',
                           params       => ['-', @join_args],
                           'wantarray'  => 0,

  my $resp = UR::Service::RPC::Message->recv($fh, 5);


This class is used as a message-passing interface by the RPC service modules.


These properties should be filled in by the initiating caller

method_name => Text

The name of the subroutine the initiator whishes to call.

target_class => Text

The namespace the initiator wants the subroutine to be called in

params => ARRAY

List of parameters to pass to the subroutine

wantarray => Boolean

What wantarray() context the subroutine should be called in.

These properties are assigned after the RPC call to the subroutine

return_values => ARRAY

List of values returned by the subroutine


On the receiving side, the subroutine is called within an eval. If there was an exception, exception stores the value of $@, or the empty string. The receiving side should also fill-in exception if there was an authentication failure.


recv fills this in with the file handle the message was read from.


  $bytes = $msg->send($fh);

Serializes the Message object with FreezeThaw and writes the data to the filehandle $fh. Returns the number of bytes written. $bytes will be false if there was an error.

  $response = UR::Service::RPC::Message->recv($fh,$timeout);

  $response = $msg->recv();

Reads a serialized Message from the filehandle and constructs a Message object that is then returned to the caller. In the first case, it reads from the given filehandle, waiting a maximum of $timeout seconds with select before giving up. In the second case, it reads from whatever filehandle is stored in $msg to read data from.


UR::Service::RPC::Server, UR::Service::RPC::Executor