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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject RE: thread safe modules
Date Fri, 12 Dec 1997 22:04:36 GMT
On Fri, 12 Dec 1997 wrote:

> As an example, Netscape 2.0 has some configuration options that allowed one to 
> revert
> to the previous Netscape 1.2 behavior. Set max threads per process to 1.
> Obviously when Apache was ported to windows however the person didn't
> bother using the sys$creatproc, er. I mean, sorry (vms getting to me)
> WINAPI createproc() calls.
> As far as netscape went, setting max threads per process worked, but caused 
> other
> performance problems, so, code had to be made thread safe.

I will fight strongly against any threading changes to Apache that 
impose a significant performance hit on non-threaded systems (systems that
either don't have threads or where you don't what to use them for whatever
reasons), and I'm sure I'm not alone and I know of no plans that don't
agree with this goal.

Windows is different because you have no choice but to use threads.

> Frankly I was about to release a SIOD apache module. And LIBSIOD.SO is not
> thread safe. Could force me to make it so...

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