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From "Ryan Bloom" <>
Subject RE: I asked this on the freebsd-general list...
Date Tue, 18 Jun 2002 01:06:30 GMT
To the best of my knowledge, we have told FreeBSD that their threading
support doesn't work with Apache.  In general, we have found
inconsistent return values with a lot of the networking APIs when
threading was enabled.

There are rumors that these are fixed in 5.0, but I haven't tested it.
Suffice to say, we worked for a long time to get to run a
threaded MPM, and we always found that pages were being truncated for no
reason.  After digging into it, we found that the problem was the
freebsd network layer when threads were enabled.


Ryan Bloom        
645 Howard St.    
San Francisco, CA 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Kukiela []
> Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 8:44 AM
> To: apache-dev
> Subject: I asked this on the freebsd-general list...
> In the last episode (Jun 17), Rick Kukiela said:
> > I asked on the apache-dev list about when perchild processing will
> on
> > freebsd and this was the response i got:
> >
> > "It will never work with FreeBSD 4.6. Perchild requires a good
> > library, and FreeBSD doesn't have one."
> >
> > What is being done about this?
> Unless they provide more details (i.e. proof that it's bad), there's
> not much that can be done.  The userland threads system is good enough
> to run MySQL, mozilla, openoffice, and who knows how many other pieces
> of software.
> --
> Dan Nelson
> So what's the deal here? can some one tell them their threads suck so
> can
> be fixed?
> Thanks
> Rick

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