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From Brian Pane <bp...@pacbell.net>
Subject Re: load spikes revisited
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2002 07:04:09 GMT
Aaron Bannert wrote:

>On Thu, Jan 17, 2002 at 10:43:18PM -0800, Brian Pane wrote:
>[snip]
>
>>>prefork was changed to do a apr_poll before the accept, even in the single
>>>listen case, on Nov 10.  The polls seem to get added to the herd of selects 
>>>that
>>>wake up several times a second for no real good reason.  We need to get rid 
>>>of
>>>this poll once again.
>>>
>
>We should get rid of the poll() for S_L_U_A, but I think that would
>only treat the symptom, since it would come back when we had multiple
>listeners.
>

But in the multiple listener case, access to the poll will always
be serialized, so we won't be vulnerable to a thundering herd problem,
right?

>  Personally, I think poll() is itself the problem, and my
>theory is that poll() has a thundering hurd problem on this particular
>version of FreeBSD. We can try this out by #undef'ing HAVE_POLL in
>srclib/apr/network_io/unix/poll.c, so we use select() instead, which
>is what we used to do before Nov 10th.
>

Yep, I think the poll is the problem too.  We ought to be
able to remove it altogether in the single-listener case,
though.

--Brian




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