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From Ryan Bloom <>
Subject Re: mod_include vs file descriptors
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2001 17:11:35 GMT
On Tuesday 13 November 2001 08:19 am, Cliff Woolley wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Brian Pane wrote:
> > How about a "close-on-mmap" flag for file buckets, which
> > mod_core would set when creating file buckets but mod_file_cache
> > wouldn't?
> I've proposed that before.  But if it wasn't vetoed it was -0.5'ed, with
> the reason being that a lazy closing of file descriptors and other
> resources is one of the main points of the pool cleanup system; closing
> all these things can take a good deal of time, and it's better to do it
> after the client has received all of the data than during mainline request
> processing.

I should clarify that just destroying the subrequest should be perfectly safe.
Have we tried that yet.  In the past, we would have had a problem with data
surviving the death of the request, but all buckets should have cleanups now,
so that shouldn't be an issue.


Ryan Bloom
Covalent Technologies

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