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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: Module build defaults for trunk
Date Thu, 03 Jun 2010 11:46:49 GMT
On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 7:30 AM, Rainer Jung <> wrote:
> Reading the feedback on the modules list I posted got me into thinking:
> 1) Should static module linking be still the default for httpd building?
> Of course the question is only relevant for platforms which allow dynamic
> linking and if we have APR_HAS_DSO. I know that static linking is expected
> to be more secure (but we still build mod_so by default) and a bit more
> performant. On the other hand it seems most of the world actually uses a
> dynamically linked httpd and the flexibility it provides during runtime. So
> isn't it time to switch to dynamic by default - if the platform supports it
> - and only build static on demand?

+1 on dynamic by default when APR_HAS_DSO

> I wonder whether some notion of "most" would be a better build default - but
> maybe not enabling the built modules by default.
> So there would be "most" (default), "all" and "minimal".

+1 on default == most.

(agree with Nick re: 2.2.x as ewll)

Eric Covener

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