Tips & Tricks

Scaling a ProcSet

Assuming a ProcSet represents a set of processors with many cores, one may create the set of cores with the following snippet:

def upscale(pset, factor):
    return procset.ProcSet(
            lambda itv: (itv.inf * factor, (itv.sup + 1) * factor - 1),

Dumping to JSON

The ProcSet object does not provide a JSON serialization method. The main reason for this is that the canonical string representation is enough to store all the information, and allows for portability of the serialization.

The following snippet might come handy to export a ProcSet to JSON.

import json
import procset

class ProcSetJSONEncoder(json.JSONEncoder):
    def default(self, obj):
        if isinstance(obj, procset.ProcSet):
            return str(obj)  # use canonical string representation
        return json.JSONEncoder.default(self, obj)

json.dumps({'alloc': procset.ProcSet((0, 3))}, cls=ProcSetJSONEncoder)

For more advanced usages, see the standard module json, or the third-party package jsonpickle.