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From Dean Gaudet <>
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.


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