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From Aaron Bannert <>
Subject APR_HAS_CREATE_LOCKS_NP not defined where it should be
Date Sat, 29 Dec 2001 01:22:47 GMT
There were some changes made recently to accomodate the ackwardness of
the non-portable functions on platforms that have no use for them,
specifically for use in the worker MPM. If APR_HAS_CREATE_LOCKS_NP is
not defined, we no longer use the apr_proc_mutex_create_np() routine.
This seems reasonable, except that since we don't define this symbol
anywhere, we've effectively broken the AcceptMutex directive for
the worker MPM.

I started to implement a hack on Unix (where this function is defined
and usable), but after discovering this to be more work than it's worth,
I decided to come back to the list so that we can sort this whole thing
out once and for all:

What do we do about these _np functions? I've grown quite accustomed to
being able to switch over to AcceptMutex pthread whenever I want, but
this whole concept goes against the grain in APR. I could go either way
(for keeping or removing), but aparently others cannot. Duke it out or
whatever, but let's get this solved.


For now, here's a lame hack for apache to get the AcceptMutex working again
on the worker MPM under Unix:

Index: os/unix/os.h
RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-2.0/os/unix/os.h,v
retrieving revision 1.17
diff -u -r1.17 os.h
--- os/unix/os.h	23 Aug 2001 19:08:20 -0000	1.17
+++ os/unix/os.h	29 Dec 2001 01:15:30 -0000
@@ -66,4 +66,6 @@
 #define PLATFORM "Unix"
 #endif	/* !APACHE_OS_H */

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