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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache newbie help - Multiple /usr/sbin/httpd2-preforks ...
Date Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:41:18 GMT

On Feb 26, 2010, at 8:35 AM, Nilesh Govindarajan wrote:

> Prefork is always like that. It will spawn a process for each request.

Not exactly. It spawns processes ahead of time, and then manages the process pool within specified
parameters. Saying that it spawns a process for each request somewhat misses the "pre" nature
of "prefork", and also suggests that it will create processes forever, and destroy them once
the request is over.

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