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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] MaxRequestsPerChild not obeyed correctly with keepalive
Date Mon, 16 Aug 1999 23:21:12 GMT
Steve Willer wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> > Administrators who have used a particular MaxRequestsPerChild value
> > will see their performance drop all of a sudden because the semantics
> > have changed under them.
> > 
> > Maybe a new directive could be added to override the old behavior, but
> > not for 1.3.9.
> This really does seem overly conservative. You're essentially prioritizing
> the expectations of an upgrader over the expectations of a new
> administrator. The behavior doesn't match the variable name, after all,
> and you can make a note of the fix in the release notes, just like any
> other bugfix. Who would upgrade their Apache without reading the release
> notes?

The new administrator will have read the docs, which explain the
behavior of MRPC; the upgrader has already made the changes to MRPC
which makes sense for their platform and their needs. Leaving
the behavior as is, with the docs detailing the specifics, does
the least harm all the way around.

   Jim Jagielski   |||   |||
            "That's no ordinary rabbit... that's the most foul,
            cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever laid eyes on"

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