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From Ryan Bloom <>
Subject Re: MPM re-write for network logic
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2001 03:53:45 GMT
On Monday 12 November 2001 07:22 pm, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> From: "Ryan Bloom" <>
> Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 8:55 PM
> > The problem that remains is Windows.  Windows starts the server, and
> > creates one thread for each socket that is configured.  That thread sits
> > in accept, and passes the accepted socket to worker threads.  This seems
> > like a waste of resources, but I will accept that the Windows experts
> > know what they are doing. My problem is that it doesn't really fit the
> > model above. I guess that Windows could work by using the first hook
> > above, and then looping through the apr_pollfd_t, creating threads that
> > call the third hook above.
> Uh... no, that's AcceptEx, and it has entirely different mechanics.  There
> will always be data to process when a winsock has accept-ex-ed a socket
> (thus the different API.)  Ergo, no thread is woken until it has a job to
> do.

I have a stupid question.  I have been looking at the Windows code, and I 
can't see where the data that is read by AcceptEx ever gets to the processing
thread.  Does that data ever get to the thread doing the work?  If so, how????

Ryan Bloom
Covalent Technologies

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