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From "Ryan Bloom" <>
Subject RE: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/server scoreboard.c
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2002 16:32:24 GMT
> On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 11:23:39AM -0500, Bill Stoddard wrote:
> > The issue is not whether we need a "file" backing the scoreboard. On
> Unix, you make the
> > scoreboard use a file when the OS does not support shared memory.
> I think Aaron pointed out in a recent exchange with a FreeBSD user
> that we don't support any OS without shared memory (FreeBSD disables
> shmem in a jail).  IIRC, file-backed scoreboards are no longer
> supported in 2.0 (i.e. no use of shmem at all).  Some OSes require
> a path to "setup" the scoreboard via shmem.  FWIW, this seems
> identical to your issue in Win32.
> (I could be wrong, but that is my interpretation.)  -- justin

I think you are 100% spot on, which was my original point.  Unix
requires a filename to be setup for most shared memory implementations.
Windows should work exactly the same way, right down to supporting the
ScoreBoardFile directive.


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