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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Process abstraction in MPM
Date Tue, 17 Aug 1999 13:16:00 GMT
Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 15, 1999 at 03:04:22PM -0700, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > we still need process abstraction to help CGIs...
> What exactly do you mean here?
> I was looking into getting ap_bspawn_child working again a while back.
> First, why is it in alloc.c at all? I didn't spot any internal pool
> fiddling in there.
> It looks like the important piece needed is an iol_ layer for pipes,
> so that ap_bpush_iol can function.

Guess so: on most modern Unices, iol_socket will do (it uses select()
for timeout). Older ones will require a socketpair instead of a pipe,
and then iol_socket will still do.

> What else is needed?

Dunno, but if you are planning to make mod_cgi work, then please say so,
and I'll do something else.




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