- Gearman client/worker connector.
- Function call "router" and load balancer
- Used by gearman::server to instantiate connections from clients. clients speak either a binary protocol, for normal operation (calling functions, grabbing function call requests, returning function values, etc), or a text-based line protocol, for relatively rare administrative / monitoring commands. the binary protocol commands aren't currently documented. (\s-1fixme\s0) but they're well-implemented in gearman::client, gearman::worker, and gearman::client::async, if that's any consolation. the line-based administrative commands are documented below.