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From Ryan Bloom <>
Subject Re: MPM re-write for network logic
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2001 03:57:11 GMT
On Monday 12 November 2001 07:55 pm, Bill Stoddard wrote:
> I need to study your proposal in detail... but for now I'll try to plant a
> seed...
> Now seems to be a good time to consider what an async event driven network
> API would look like :-)
> The worker and windows MPM architectures lend themselves to this. One (or
> more) thread doing accepting; multiple workers blocked on a queue
> (completion port, pthread condition varible, kqueue, /dev/poll, etc).
> Hopefully should be simple extension to do non-blocking/async reads and
> writes and have the completion status posted to the same queue the worker
> threads are blocked on :-)

It would be simple to do.  Because the socket is now stored in the filter
itself, it should be relatively easy to have a single thread that does all
of the writing.  Of course, I'm not going to look at writing that MPM until
this work is over.   :-)

Ryan Bloom
Covalent Technologies

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