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From Sascha Schumann <sas...@schumann.cx>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-2.0/src/lib/apr hints.m4 aclocal.m4 configure.in
Date Wed, 03 May 2000 01:28:14 GMT
On Tue, May 02, 2000 at 09:21:34PM -0400, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> > 
> > On Wed, May 03, 2000 at 02:41:41AM +0200, Sascha Schumann wrote:
> > > Can we please cutdown this file to what we *cannot* find out
> > > using feature checks. 90% of the entries seem to be perfect
> > > candidates for feature checks (if it is not already covered by a
> > > feature check).
> > 
> > +1. It will be a painful process, though, because it's not documented
> > anywhere which hints were determined through painful experience.
> > 
> 
> I agree that when all is said and done, hints.m4 will be much smaller.
> So as we know the current autoconf is picking the right stuff for
> Foobar, for example, we can trim what we don't need from hints.m4.
> All we can say is that these _are_ what worked for 1.3. It's
> a start, nothing more.

I completely agree here.

> But this also allows us to, for example, preselect the right MPM
> for a particular OS. For example, right now if the OS doesn't support
> threads, configure dies and says "try --with-mpm=prefork" but that's
> bogus. If we know a platform doesn't support threads, we should
> automagically default to it.

"Check for features, not operating systems."

No POSIX threads? Default to prefork. 

- Sascha

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