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From d...@ast.cam.ac.uk (David Robinson)
Subject Re: UnixWare 2.x patch
Date Thu, 14 Dec 1995 16:29:00 GMT
Ay wrote:
>4)      David's 23.mmap.patch has turned up in 1.0.0.  I'm not sure
>        that it should be there for reasons I've already explained.  It's
>        ideal for 1.1.0a1

Err, wake up? (To coin a phrase.)

I wrote:
>Sameer wrote:
>>> +1    59.scoreboard_race.patch
>>
>>+0      59.scoreboard_race.patch
>>
>>        I installed it here, but this morning my load shot up to 250
>>and I had to reboot. I'm not so sure this is the full solution.
>>
>>-- 
>>sameer                                          Voice:   510-601-9777
>
>Well, I've uploaded a new version of 23.mmap which uses shared memory
>for the scoreboard; you could try that. I would recommend that
>you apply it to an otherwise clean 1.0.0 that _has_ had 59.scoreboard_race
>applied.
>
>  Subject: Use shared memory for scoreboard
>  Affects: conf.h, http_main.c
>  ChangeLog: Use mmap() to allocated shared memory for the scoreboard on
>             Solaris, SunOS, Digital UNIX, and BSDI. It should work on
>             most of the other architectures.
>  Comments: This avoids httpd needing a file in /tmp; this can cause problems
>            on systems where /tmp is cleared by a cron job.

No news as to whether it does any good, though.

 David.

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