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From Scott Hess <>
Subject Re: Server auto-reconfiguration
Date Mon, 13 Mar 2000 18:58:34 GMT
On Mon, Mar 13, 2000 at 01:31:05AM -0500, Philippe M. Chiasson wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Mar 2000, James G Smith wrote:
> > While at ApacheCon, several tired people got together late at 
> > night and came up with the idea of allowing Apache to reconfigure 
> > itself without requiring a rewrite of the conf file or a signal.
> Yes, and it would make things like addind Vhosts without restarting your
> server.  No need to have downtime at all anymore :-)

Well, still one more need - if you roll out a new server binary or
module.  OTOH, at least under Unix, it would be possible to fix this.
Just have the current parent execute the new parent with a list of
parameters telling it which filedescriptors corrospond to which Listen

In fact, it might be slick to have this built into the standard
reconfigure stuff.  Then, the parent can spawn a new parent with the
new config, and if the new parent doesn't like the new config (perhaps
a typo of some sort), it can fall back to the old config.  That would
be even better than -t.


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