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From "Bill Stoddard" <>
Subject max_requests_per_child problem in Apache for Windows (or, emulating fork on Windows)
Date Thu, 27 Apr 2000 16:17:05 GMT
Since Windows does not support fork, both the parent and child processes end up reading
the config files (twice :-). This causes a couple of problems... the first is that for
large config files (large numbers of virtual host directives), it can significantly
increase startup time. Second, and perhaps the most significant, it makes using the
MaxRequestsPerChild directive very dangerous.  If your config file changes the
MaxRequestsPerChild is hit, the new child will read the new config, which may or may not
work as expected.

WIBNIF we could emulate fork in the windows MPM? Any ideas?


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