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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-2.0 STATUS
Date Tue, 17 Mar 1998 21:42:49 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> >
> > Any my threading proposal was carefully constructed to maintain the
> > current process model.  Not just for legacy systems, but also because
> > folks just won't be able to use threads if they, for example, link with a
> > database library.  Last I checked ndbm/db/gdbm aren't thread safe.  Kind
> > of limits what you can do with a threaded apache.  It'll make a hot proxy,
> > and a hot static content server.  And it'll do some dynamic content,
> > presumably mod_perl eventually.  But it's not going to talk well with
> > databases...
> Well, that's easy to fix.  We just need an Apache process model
> concept where we can have a pool of processes backing up a pool of
> threads, with the idea that for some "typical" server you will only
> need a few of the backends for things which can't be done in threads
> for whatever reasons.  Gee, lets invent LWPs all over.
> I am half serious here.

Only half serious? If you want this stuff to work, this is pretty much
what you've got to do!



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