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From (Ralf S. Engelschall)
Subject Re: [PATCH] clean up Linux errors due to inconsistent linux platforms
Date Mon, 14 Apr 1997 13:36:03 GMT

In article <> you wrote:

> The change I introduced in 1.2b8 to deal with users who run multiple
> apaches on linux without changing ScoreBoardFile has proven to be a pain
> in the butt because of how inconsistent linux can be from machine to
> machine (libraries and kernel options).  See PR#336 and PR#340 for
> example.

> Given that we now document the ScoreBoardFile properly, I'm retracting
> this change in the interests of just getting 1.2 done.  But several people
> are happy with the performance increase of HAVE_SHMGET (and eliminating
> the fcntl accept locking) so I'd like to change it to a compile time
> option documented in Configuration.tmpl. 

> BTW, this doesn't close PR#336 since PR#336 also has 64-bit issues that
> are probably the same as those given in PR#344. 

+1 because I also think it is better if we are not too optimistic about which
feature a Linux system really provides. There are a lot of minimalistic
kernels out there...

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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