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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Fwd: apr / freebsd
Date Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:39:15 GMT
Forwarding thread from Greg, whose post bounced...

(There was a related thread on users@httpd earlier.)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Greg Ames <gregames@apache.org>
Date: Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 7:03 AM
Subject: Re: apr / freebsd
To: Richard Kojedzinszky <krichy@cflinux.hu>
Cc: Jeff Trawick <trawick@gmail.com>, dev <dev@apr.apache.org>

Hi Richard,

I retired from IBM last Jan, but still lurk on some of the apr/httpd
mailing lists even though I haven't contributed any code in a long time.

Back when we came up with those lock hints, our priorities were
1. reliability,
2. simplicity for users (i.e. idiot proof), and
3. performance.

I know FreeBSD has matured in the last decade, so I wouldn't be surprised
if the best default is different today.

re mod_fcgid: I haven't contributed anything to it, other than enthusiastic
support of the concept.  I've cc'd people who are more actively involved
with apr and mod_fcgid.

Best regards,
Greg Ames

on a sailboat anchored in the Sea of Abaco, Bahamas :-) looking at a red
sunrise and Barometer Bob's forecast of an approaching cold front plus
25-35 knot winds tonight :(
On Nov 20, 2013 3:50 AM, "Richard Kojedzinszky" <krichy@cflinux.hu> wrote:

> Dear Greg,
> I've found your name in a commit in apr sources, specially in
> build/apr_hints.m4. You've set apr_lock_method to FLOCK for FreeBSD
> systems, but that was more than ten years ago. I am courious about that
> hint is still needed or not, but how I get there is a strange way:
> I've set up apache2.2 and mod_fcgid, and as this lock method is forced,
> mod_fcgid creates temp lock files in /tmp, and my regular /tmp cleaning
> process unfortunately removes that files after some days. And this
> effectively stops apache from working.
> So please review that decision, is that hint still needed in FreeBSD
> systems or not.
> Thanks in advance,
> Kojedzinszky Richard

Born in Roswell... married an alien...

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