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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: svn commit: r692325 - /httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/mod/mpm_common.xml
Date Sat, 06 Sep 2008 00:55:39 GMT
Dan Poirier wrote:
> 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.

The problem is that we don't want to confuse threads/processes with max
clients.  And event matches my description.  more requests may be pending,
but not be processed simultaneously.


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