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From Cliff Woolley <>
Subject Currently known issues with 2.0.23 (very few! :)
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2001 06:53:47 GMT

Known issues with 2.0.23:

1) Win9x, WinME, and Netware do not yet work.
2) Unix: The threaded MPM might take longer than expected to restart or
   shutdown on very-low-traffic (near idle) servers.  This is due to the
   accept model for connections used by the threaded MPM and the fact that
   workers cannot be awakened to receive the shutdown signal until they
   receive an incoming connection.  A new MPM (temporarily called "worker")
   is being developed to correct this problem using a different accept
   model, though it is not ready yet.  For now, the prefork MPM is
   considered the most stable (and is therefore currently the default),
   though threaded has made quite a bit of progress since 2.0.22.  We are
   very interested in real-world performance comparisons between
   prefork and threaded, particularly on heavily-loaded servers.
   Any feedback along those lines would be greatly appreciated.
3) mod_auth_dbm, mod_auth_db, and mod_auth_digest might not compile on
   some systems due to missing headers or libraries which are not
   correctly flagged as missing by configure.  Using --enable-modules=most,
   --enable-shared=most, etc, can enable some of these modules even
   on platforms where they will not compile.  If you have trouble
   compiling any of them, you can disable the offending module by
   rerunning configure and adding --disable-auth-dbm, --disable-auth-db,
   or --disable-auth-digest to the end of your configure line.
4) mod_ssl is still in the process of being ported to Apache 2.0 and
   is considered alpha quality.  Considerable progress has been made
   on it since 2.0.22, though it still might not work on all systems and
   not all functionality has yet been enabled.
5) There is a known build problem when using GNU make version 3.77
   on some systems, which appears to be a bug in that version of gmake.
   Upgrading to a newer version of gmake fixes the problem.

Is #5 still a problem?  Are my explanations for #2-4 satisfactory?  Most
importantly, are there any known problems that are NOT on this list?


   Cliff Woolley
   Charlottesville, VA

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