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From Sander Temme <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Use mutex locks in mod_specweb99.c
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2002 17:48:31 GMT
> If you're worried about the overhead of calling pthread_lock and
> pthread_unlock under the covers when it's not needed (like on the prefork MPM)
> then I would say that's not a big problem. Locking mutexes that are not
> contended for can be quite cheap, and often those calls do not even translate
> into syscalls.

What we're pondering here is locking a logfile in mod_specweb99. During a
SPECWeb99 run, mutexes are not cheap and there is a lot of camping out going


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