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From Yann Ylavic <>
Subject Re: [Bug 60956] Event MPM listener thread may get blocked by SSL shutdowns
Date Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:05:25 GMT
On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 9:52 PM, Yann Ylavic <> wrote:
> So overall, this patch may introduce the need for more workers than
> before, what was (wrongly) done by the listener thread has to be done
> somewhere anyway...

That patch didn't work (as reported by Stefan Pribe) and I now don't
feel the need to debug it further, see below.

> Finally, I think there is room for improvements like batching
> shutdowns in the same worker if there is no objection on the approach
> so far.

That's the way to go IMO, here is a new patch which is much simpler
and effective I think.

The idea is that when nonblocking is required (i.e. in the listener),
connections to flush and close are atomically pushed/popped to/from a
chain (linked list) by the listener/some worker.

So start_lingering_close_nonblocking() simply fills the chain (this is
atomic/nonblocking), and any worker thread which is done with its
current connection will empty the chain while calling
start_lingering_close_blocking() for each connection.

To prevent starvation of deferred lingering closes, the listener may
create a worker at the of its loop, when/if the chain is (fully)

While the previous patch potentially induced some overhead in the
number workers and thread contexts switches, I think this new one much
better in this regard.

What do you think of it?

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