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From Mark Watts <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] MPM - connection
Date Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:31:33 GMT
On Thu, 2010-01-14 at 10:17 +0000, Andrew Hole wrote:

> What means "Each process/thread handles one connection at a time?" A
> connection is a request made by the client? A thread just handle a
> request?

A client (web browser) makes a connection to the server, thus using up
one Prefork_MPM child process or one Worker_MPM worker thread.

The client then issues a GET/POST/HEAD request and waits for the
response. The client may be permitted to make more than one
GET/POST/HEAD request without disconnecting, if KeepAlive is turned on,
otherwise the connection is closed, releasing the server resources to be
reused for another client (assuming the child process/thread isn't
reaped at that time).


Mark Watts BSc RHCE MBCS
Senior Systems Engineer, Managed Services Manpower
QinetiQ - Delivering customer-focused solutions
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