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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] make SVSEM default on Solaris
Date Thu, 06 Nov 1997 07:01:23 GMT


On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> BTW, it would probably be a good optimization for the parent to kill
> the oldest children when there are too many idle servers.  We currently
> kill the youngest children, which makes it far more likely that the
> child with the mutex lock will get killed.  OTOH, it does make it easier
> to test these bugs.

Yeah it'd be easy to switch ... I never did any work to see if there was
an advantage to either method.  We actually just kill the highest numbered
child... which is usually pretty young, but not necessarily.

Dean



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