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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: Graceful restart on Win32 Apache isn't.
Date Tue, 18 May 1999 19:25:56 GMT
Bill Stoddard wrote:
> The alternative is for the child to close the sockets at the beginning
> of a restart (which will dump connections on the listen queue), service
> the connections already queued in the server then die. At least this way
> the admin is guaranteed a quick restart.
> Opinions on which is preferable? I tend to favor the quick restart at
> the expense of loosing connections on the listen queue.

I regard the 'graceful' aspect as being the completion of
requests already begun by the server.  Connexions in the
listen queue haven't reached the server yet, so I don't
think they count -- I'm in favour of closing the socket
and draining the queue.
#ken    P-)}

Ken Coar                    <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/>
Apache Software Foundation  <>
"Apache Server for Dummies" <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/ASFD/>

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