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Subject cvs commit: httpd-docs-2.0/htdocs/manual/mod mpmt_pthread.html
Date Wed, 22 Nov 2000 06:33:19 GMT
slive       00/11/21 22:33:19

  Modified:    htdocs/manual/mod mpmt_pthread.html
  Add some docs to mpmt_pthread.html.
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.4       +39 -3     httpd-docs-2.0/htdocs/manual/mod/mpmt_pthread.html
  Index: mpmt_pthread.html
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-docs-2.0/htdocs/manual/mod/mpmt_pthread.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.3
  retrieving revision 1.4
  diff -u -d -b -u -r1.3 -r1.4
  --- mpmt_pthread.html	2000/11/19 05:02:36	1.3
  +++ mpmt_pthread.html	2000/11/22 06:33:19	1.4
  @@ -16,8 +16,8 @@
   <H1 ALIGN="CENTER">Multi-Processing Module mpmt_pthread</H1>
  -This Multi-Processing Module controls process and thread creation
  -using the pthread interface.
  +This Multi-Processing Module implements a hybrid multi-threaded
  +multi-process web server.
  @@ -39,10 +39,46 @@
   <p>This Multi-Processing Module (MPM) is the default for most unix-like
  -operating systems.  It uses pthread system calls to create a hybrid
  +operating systems.  It implements a hybrid
   multi-process multi-threaded server.  Each process has a fixed number
   of threads.  The server adjusts to handle load by increasing or
   decreasing the number of processes.</p>
  +<p>A single control process is responsible for launching child
  +processes.  Each child process creates a fixed number of threads as
  +specified in the <code>ThreadsPerChild</code> directive.
  +The individual threads then listen for connections and
  +serve them when they arrive.</p>
  +<p>Apache always tries to maintain a pool of <em>spare</em> or idle
  +server threads, which stand ready to serve incoming requests.  In this
  +way, clients do not need to wait for a new threads or processes to be
  +created before their requests can be served.  Apache assesses the
  +total number of idle threads in all processes, and forks or kills
  +processes to keep this number within the boundaries specified by
  +<code>MinSpareThreads</code> and <code>MaxSpareThreads</code>.
  +Since this process is very self-regulating, it is rarely necessary to
  +modify these directives from their default values.  The maximum
  +number of clients that may be served simultaneously is determined
  +by multiplying the maximum number of server processes that
  +will be created (<code>MaxClients</code>) by the number of threads
  +created in each process (<code>ThreadsPerChild</code>).</p>
  +<p>While the parent process is usually started as root under Unix in
  +order to bind to port 80, the child processes and threads are launched
  +by Apache as a less-privileged user.  The <code>User</code> and
  +<code>Group</code> directives are used to set the privileges of the
  +Apache child processes.  The child processes must be able to read all
  +the content that will be served, but should have as few privileges
  +beyond that as possible.  In addition, unless <a
  +href="../suexec.html">suexec</a> is used, these directives also set
  +the privileges which will be inherited by CGI scripts.</p>
  +<p><code>MaxRequestsPerChild</code> controls how frequently the server
  +recycles processes by killing old ones and launching new ones.</p>
  +<p>See also: <a href="../bind.html">Setting which addresses and ports
  +Apache uses</a>.</p>

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