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From Greg Ames <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] threaded.c and apr_thread_create() failures
Date Fri, 27 Jul 2001 15:21:58 GMT
Jeff Trawick wrote:
> exit(APEXIT_CHILDFATAL) isn't too cool... the parent process bails out
> without cleaning stuff up

agreed, it sounds bad.  Is there more cleanup we could do without
getting into trouble?  Do we need something in between exit() and

> this patch retries apr_thread_create() after an interval; apache stays
> healthy (though it doesn't free up system resources; it merely assumes
> they will free up after a time)

they may or may not free up
> maybe we shouldn't retry the thread creation endlessly?
> maybe we should sleep a different interval?

why don't we do an exponential backoff, starting at about a second and
ending at about a minute?  If it doesn't work after a minute, I don't
think there's any point in further retries.


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