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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] module init doesn't seem to be called in mod_so.c
Date Sat, 06 Mar 1999 12:48:11 GMT

In article <> you wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Mar 1999, Dean Gaudet wrote:
>> > I was using cflow to try to comprehend some aspects of Apache (as well as 
>> > look for dead code) and noticed that ap_single_module_init wasn't being 
>> > called by anything.

>> I think it was added for a similar reason, and then we discovered this was
>> the wrong way to do it, or something like that.

Yes, although it was a correct way, it introduces nasty backward compatibility
problems, so we removed the call from mod_so.c again.

> Ah, yes, I see that now, looking over the archives.  Many thanks.
> Well, seeing as absolutely nothing else calls it, it's dead code and 
> should be removed.

No, it shouldn't removed, because it's a correct function.
Just it's use is currently not reasonable.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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