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From Dan Poirier <poir...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r692325 - /httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mpm_common.xml
Date Sat, 06 Sep 2008 00:04:20 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> takashi@apache.org wrote:
>> @@ -443,8 +443,8 @@
>>  
>>  <directivesynopsis>
>>  <name>MaxClients</name>
>> -<description>Maximum number of child processes that will be created
>> -to serve requests</description>
>> +<description>Maximum number of simultaneous requests that will
>> +be served</description>
>
> perhaps we mean to say
>
> "Maximum number of connections that will be processed simultaneously"
>
> which is, as you note, different than the number served, lingering,
> sitting in the accept queue, etc.
>
> also note that clients in this day and age typically consume 2 
> connections
> so that description was sub-par.
Maybe all we can say these days about MaxClients is "Maximum number of 
worker threads that will be created," since the event MPM could have 
more connections or requests in progress than threads.

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