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From Ryan Bloom <>
Subject Re: mod/prefork.html
Date Sun, 16 Sep 2001 20:35:43 GMT
On Sunday 16 September 2001 01:19 pm, Cliff Woolley wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Sep 2001, Rich Bowen wrote:
> > In mod/prefork.html in the 2.0 docs, the following is stated:
> >
> > The StartServers, MinSpareServers, MaxSpareServers, and MaxServers
> > regulate how the parent process creates children to serve requests.
> >
> > Is this a typo, or is there a MaxServers directive somewhere that I'm
> > not aware of? I know about MaxClients, and I assume that this is what
> > was meant, but I wanted to make sure.
> Yes, it should be MaxClients.  I think the name is ridiculously
> inconsistent with its meaning on MPMs other than prefork, but then that
> problem has been discussed ad nauseum and I don't think we've ever come to
> a consensus on what it should really be called.

It should be MaxClients on all MPMs, but it should be fixed to be the maximum
number of clients that can connect at one time.  The problem is the implementation,
not the name IMHO.


Ryan Bloom
Covalent Technologies

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