Registry

class pykka.ActorRegistry[source]

Registry which provides easy access to all running actors.

Contains global state, but should be thread-safe.

classmethod broadcast(message, target_class=None)[source]

Broadcast message to all actors of the specified target_class.

If no target_class is specified, the message is broadcasted to all actors.

Parameters
  • message (any) – the message to send

  • target_class (class or class name) – optional actor class to broadcast the message to

classmethod get_all()[source]

Get ActorRef for all running actors.

Returns

list of pykka.ActorRef

classmethod get_by_class(actor_class)[source]

Get ActorRef for all running actors of the given class, or of any subclass of the given class.

Parameters

actor_class (class) – actor class, or any superclass of the actor

Returns

list of pykka.ActorRef

classmethod get_by_class_name(actor_class_name)[source]

Get ActorRef for all running actors of the given class name.

Parameters

actor_class_name (string) – actor class name

Returns

list of pykka.ActorRef

classmethod get_by_urn(actor_urn)[source]

Get an actor by its universally unique URN.

Parameters

actor_urn (string) – actor URN

Returns

pykka.ActorRef or None if not found

classmethod register(actor_ref)[source]

Register an ActorRef in the registry.

This is done automatically when an actor is started, e.g. by calling Actor.start().

Parameters

actor_ref (pykka.ActorRef) – reference to the actor to register

classmethod stop_all(block=True, timeout=None)[source]

Stop all running actors.

block and timeout works as for ActorRef.stop().

If block is True, the actors are guaranteed to be stopped in the reverse of the order they were started in. This is helpful if you have simple dependencies in between your actors, where it is sufficient to shut down actors in a LIFO manner: last started, first stopped.

If you have more complex dependencies in between your actors, you should take care to shut them down in the required order yourself, e.g. by stopping dependees from a dependency’s on_stop() method.

Returns

If not blocking, a list with a future for each stop action. If blocking, a list of return values from pykka.ActorRef.stop().

classmethod unregister(actor_ref)[source]

Remove an ActorRef from the registry.

This is done automatically when an actor is stopped, e.g. by calling Actor.stop().

Parameters

actor_ref (pykka.ActorRef) – reference to the actor to unregister