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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: inquiry regarding child process reaping (fwd)
Date Mon, 19 Aug 1996 14:03:19 GMT
On 19 Aug 1996 15:17:42 +0200 in en.lists.apache-new-httpd you wrote:

> [...]
> >     - More significantly, we intermittently run into a problem with
> >       amd hanging (it's a known problem on AIX, OSF/1, Linux, and
> >       possibly other platforms). Since amd is single-threaded, when 
> >       it hangs, all subsequent requests hang as well. 
> [...]

> What on Earth is amd? [...]

AMD = AutoMount Daemon
       -   -     - 


In this case, the freely available automount package which has been ported to
nearly every Unix derivate. It is a great package (even better then the SunOS
or Solaris automounters).  But the observation of AMD is correct and really a
drawback of AMD: When it hangs, all hangs! But in practice, it works great.
We use it on two clusters of SunoS 4.1.3 machines and it works reall fine.

                                        Ralf S. Engelschall    

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