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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] restarting without loosing sockets (fwd)
Date Fri, 09 Apr 1999 20:03:42 GMT
I did respond -- but since you're not on the list I suppose you didn't see
the response. 

We can't include your patch as is -- it's not portable.  It's a nice
feature though. 


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Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 20:29:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dean Gaudet <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] restarting without loosing sockets
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Interesting... I wonder how portable this is.  We could go steal NCSA's fd
passing code, which has been ported left and right... and give it a try. 
I just wonder how many systems mess up passing listen() sockets :)


On Sat, 3 Apr 1999, Wojtek wrote:

> Hey !
> I have written a patch to restart apache (FULLY - killing the previous one
> and starting a completely new one) without loosing the listen sockets.
> I simply pass the old listen sockets through sendmsg/recvmsg to the new
> apache.
> Please tell me if there is something wrong with the patch (I will correct
> it), and send me info on updating the documentation (I'll be happy to do
> that too).
> The patch was applied to Apache 1.3.6.
> Greetings,
> Wojtek

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