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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-2.0/src/lib/apr/lib Makefile.in apr_slack.c
Date Sat, 08 Apr 2000 13:30:07 GMT
rbb@apache.org wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 7 Apr 2000, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> 
> > rbb@locus.apache.org wrote:
> > >
> > >   Remove the slack stuff from APR.  This isn't actually used
> > >   anywhere in Apache 2.0 anymore.
> >
> > Are we back to only including things in APR that the HTTP server
> > needs?  I thought APR was supposed to provide portability; if
> > the HTTP server needed this in 1.3, is it safe to assume that
> > no-one else will ever want/need it?
> 
> I actually asked about the slack stuff a while ago, and Dean's response
> was that it wasn't needed.  Here is a basica run-down of his reasons (from
> what I remember)  I actually looked thisup in the archives yesterday, but
> it took a while to find the correct month.  :-)
> 
> 1)  One of the major reasons for the slack stuff was the 256 FILE limit on
> some SVR4 platforms.  With the removal of the Buffered I/O from APR, this
> need goes away.

Except it probably shouldn't.

> 2)  With threads, the rest of the reasons for slack go away too, because
> processes  need to just play well.

Err, not all platforms have threads.

Cheers,

Ben.

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