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From (Robert S. Thau)
Subject Re: mod_proxy changes
Date Mon, 27 May 1996 19:24:23 GMT
One more note... a consequence of this item, which was already on
Chuck's list...

10) Make it garbage collect in the background, not while someone is
        waiting for a response! 
is that not only does the server process make the client wait for the
collection to complete, but its data segment grows large enough to hold
the entire map of the cache (which files, how old), and then stays that
large for as long as the server process itself keeps going.  (This is
similar in spirit to the problems Rasmus was having with temps piling
up from long PHP runs).

Forking, detaching, and doing a collection in the child (if one isn't
already in progress) would take care of both problems; it might be

(Also, if putting a subdirectory structure into the cache arena wasn't
on the TODO list, you might consider that as well --- the current
structure is likely to get quite cumbersome in any industrial-scale


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