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From "Bill Stoddard" <>
Subject Re: Shared Memory
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2000 20:30:48 GMT

> Bill Stoddard wrote:
> >
> > > Looking at APR it looks we have MM for shared memory on Unix/BeOS, but
> > > shared memory for Windows.  Is someone looking at adding one, or is
> > > needed?
> >
> > I'm not sure we need it for Apache today (we do not run in multi process
> > mode and we use pipes for parent/child communication) but it is
definitely a
> > good thing to have in APR. It is on my todo list but very low priority
> > (which means I will probably never get around to it).
> Not sure if I am understanding you correctly - I take it shared memory
> support is not available to Apache within Windows?
> The reason I ask is that one of the things I want to look at for the new
> mod_proxy is shared memory support - is this something I will have to do
> differently under NT?

APR does not currently support shared memory on Windows. I recommend you use
the APR shared memory API and assume Windows will eventually implement it.


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