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From Brian Pane <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/server core.c
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2002 00:58:50 GMT
Ryan Bloom wrote:

>>>>>+    * With AP_MODE_EXHAUSTIVE in the core, it is finally clear to me
>>>>>+      how the Perchild MPM should be re-written.  It hasn't worked
>>>>>+      correctly since filters were added because it wasn't possible to
>>>>>+      get the content that had already been written and the socket at
>>>>>+      the same time.  This mode lets us do that, so the MPM can be
>>>>>+      fixed.
>>>>-1 on an MPM rewrite until after 2.0 GA is released
>>>Huh!?!?!?!?  You can't veto fixing code that doesn't work.
>>If you were just proposing a fix, I'd have no objections (well,
>>until I saw the code :-)  The crucial difference is that you're
>>talking about a rewrite of a large amount of code.  We've seen
>>how badly the code base becomes destabilized after major rewrites.
>I don't care how de-stabilized the code base becomes.  We have an MPM
>that absolutely does not work right now.  I have committed a note
>explaining that I finally figured out how to solve the bug, and you
>tried to veto the whole concept of fixing the module.

No, I vetoed putting a rewrite of the MPM in the critical path
for GA.  I have no objection to fixing the bug with a minimal
incremental fix now, or rewriting it post-GA, or declaring perchild
experimental-use-only (and thus not critical path for GA) and then
doing a rewrite at any time.


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