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From Rasmus Lerdorf <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-2.0/src/modules/mpm/perchild perchild.c
Date Fri, 04 Aug 2000 17:55:39 GMT
> > > For anybody who misses this on the CVS commit list.  The new Perchild MPM,
> > > that has a user and group ID per child, allowing virtual hosts to have
> > > their own user and group, is done.  It is buggy, but at least it is
> > > serving pages, after they have been passed back and forth between child
> > > processes.  There are most definately better ways to do this, like setting
> > > up the machine with multiple IP addrs, but this does work.
> > 
> > Woohoo!  
> > 
> > Yes, I agree that there are better ways of doing it.  But a lot of people
> > are falling back to suExec and CGI to get around this currently.  Surely
> > fd passing between processes to get to the right Apache module is faster
> > than fork'ing and exec'ing large cgi processes.
> Oh yeah, this isn't the worst way, its just that for large sites, there
> are better ways, and that will need to be doc'ed.

And hopefully with enough eyes this fd-passing approach can be tuned to
work really well.  From an ISP administration perspective it is a slick


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