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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: about threads (yes it's an obsession :-)
Date Tue, 29 Jun 1999 19:24:50 GMT
Laurent Sinitambirivoutin wrote:
> hello guys :-)
> before bothering you again i've read the docs about linuxthreads
> well, under linux threads are "viewed" as processes by the kernel, i
> mean they enter in the 512 entries of a regular linux kernel. I still
> see this as a weak point because my real problem at eurosport is that I
> just can't apache go forking (unless i want my server to kneel down of
> course) I thought that threads could solve the problem cuz I believed
> they wouldn't be accounted as one of the 512 process allowed... sniff !
> So, my question is: will things like apr (for now) and soon mpm will
> allow me to sleep well regarding the process limit ??

I realise this is probably heresy, but what about using something other
than Linux? FreeBSD, for example? I'm not saying it will necessarily
help, but I don't think it has a 512 process limit.




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