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From Chuck Murcko <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] clean up Linux errors due to inconsistent linux platforms
Date Tue, 15 Apr 1997 03:25:10 GMT
Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> In article <> you
> > 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...
+1 from me also.

It's a better way to keep up with those wacky Linux Guys (tm). 8^)
Chuck Murcko
The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA

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