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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject RE: Suggested direction for fixing threaded mpm thread startup.
Date Fri, 20 Apr 2001 01:52:13 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Ames []
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 6:04 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Suggested direction for fixing threaded mpm 
> thread startup.
> <snip>
> Before we start with the dualing scoreboard algorithms, could 
> we please
> discuss the problem at a higher level for a bit?  (yeah, I 
> know, most of
> us are programmers so it's hard to resist.)  I'm not yet 
> convinced that
> it warrants a lot of redesign.
> At ApacheCon in Orlando and in Santa Clara, I tried to attend as many
> pitches given by webmaster/admin/ISP type folks as possible, 
> so I could
> learn a little about how our stuff is used in the real world. 
>  One theme
> I heard over and over was that heavyweight web workloads (database,
> mod_perl) should be isolated from lightweight workloads in order to
> minimize the memory footprint.  Makes a lot of sense to me.  

aah.. but one of the great things about 2.0 is that memory footprint
is not as much of an issue anymore, as the number of processes required
are an order or 2 magnitudes lower.
suddenly something which takes 20M of memory isn't much of an issue.


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