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From <...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mpm_query_2
Date Thu, 12 Apr 2001 15:08:55 GMT
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Harrie Hazewinkel wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have made a new patch for the mpm_query functionality.
>
> 1) This patch extends the information that can be retrieved.
> 2) It also allows to return an MPM_TYPE which is a string.
>       This is used to provide some additional information
>       about the MPM used. It even could be used by an MPM
>       developper to provide an arbitrary human readable
>       string which can be used for management purposes.

-1 for returning the string from this function.  It makes the function
harder to read and to use.  If you absolutely must have a way to query the
MPM name, then use a separate function for it.  Something like
ap_show_mpm() like Sander suggested yesterday.

> 3) The AP_MPMQ_IS_FORKED and AP_MPMQ_ISTHREADED now return
>       a capability. It now can return 3 values:
>                 - NOT_SUPPORTED = 0
>                 - STATIC = 1
>                 - DYNAMIC = 2
>       This mechanism is to enable other module to figure
>       out the capabilities for threading and forking.
>       If one wants to have the same results as previous
>       (which was not more then a true/false) you can
>       consider value 0 (not supported) as false and
>       static and dyniamc true.
>       There is actually no need to make even a capabilities
>       value besides the IS_FORKED and IS_THREADED.

I like this section.  I'll commit it today if I have the time to rip out
the string handling.

Ryan

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