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From Andrew Ho <>
Subject Re: Graceful stop
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2004 18:17:07 GMT

CM>Why does graceful restart exist? Wouldn't it be better to have
CM>a graceful stop, and then just start a new instance?
CM>  * httpd could be upgraded without dropping clients

I don't see how this would work--a graceful stop followed by a start would
mean clients would drop in between the window when you signal the graceful
stop (and Apache therefore stops accepting new requests) and when the new
instance starts.



Andrew Ho     
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