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From Yann Ylavic <>
Subject Re: Thundering herd and MPMs (for dummies)
Date Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:20:13 GMT
On Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 2:17 PM, Yann Ylavic <> wrote:
> Hi Luca,
> On Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 12:07 PM, Luca Toscano <> wrote:
>> The sockets are non blocking and without any guard before the
>> apr_pollset_poll (between processes I mean) there might be the risk of
>> having two or more listener threads trying to accept the same new
>> connection, ending up in only one proceeding and the rest getting EAGAIN.
> On modern systems, the thundering hurd is not an issue anymore (does
> not happen).
> There won't be multiple listeners (threads or processes) woken up at
> the same time for the same incoming connection when
> epoll_wait()/kevent()/... are used (see the corresponding man pages,
> EAGAIN is not a possible error, while it is for eg. poll()).
> So when accept() is called, we can be sure , so a fortiori for epoll()+accept().

[Sorry, unexpected send...]
So when accept() is called, we can be sure that a connection is available.

> Since, as you noticed, mpm_event is meant for modern systems, not
> ACCEPT_MUTEX is implemented.

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