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From "Bill Stoddard" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Enable -k for threadpool MPM
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2002 11:53:13 GMT

> > On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 04:44:15PM -0700, Brian Pane wrote:
> > > Fair enough; I'll commit the -k patch.  If the goal is to encourage
> > thinking
> > > about other potential MPMs, though, then IMHO the right solution is
> to
> > > add an
> > > empty "server/mpm/experimental/event-loop" directory :-)
> >
> > I'd *love* to see progress on something like this, but whenver I start
> > thinking about this kind of a MPM I run into the problem where
> brigades
> > (or filter chains) can't be multiplexed over. Is this what you have
> > in mind? (Let's get a discussion going.)
> I keep meaning to write a demo event-loop MPM, but I haven't had time.
> Then I keep running into how to jump out of a request and then back into
> the middle of it.

You don't jump back "into the middle" of a request in the normal case. When your socket
I/O returns ewouldblock, you need to unwind the filter stack and save state in a context.
When that i/o is ready to be resumed, you need to recover the context you saved (keyed to
the socket for instance) and reinvoke the filter chain.

You can optionally save a reentry function pointer in your context to call thought this
gets a bit nastier.


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