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From "Bill Stoddard" <>
Subject Re: does there exist a Win32 MPM which is multi-process and not multi-thread?
Date Mon, 28 Jan 2002 20:20:18 GMT
Sure, it can be done. And it wouldn't be all that difficult either. The performance would
be pretty bad though.


> I'm a newcomer to Apache, so please excuse if this is an inappropriate
> question for any reason. I have looked over the Apache 2.0.28 sources
> (but not Apache source for earlier versions).
> My question is whether it is possible to construct an MPM for Windows
> that operates a la the UNIX-specific "prefork" MPM; that is, does its work
> by spawning
> multiple processes with just one thread per process. It appears that the
> sole MPM for Windows,
> "winnt",  creates many threads in the child process.
> The reason for desiring multiple processes and *not* multiple
> threads-per-process
> might be (for example) if one is also adding a module that calls into
> non-thread-safe libraries.
> Are there fundamental issues with Windows that preclude this, or has such an
> just not been built yet?
> Thanks for any information or pointers.
> Richard Title
> Rational Software

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