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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache forking a forked child process -- is that possible?
Date Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:43:25 GMT
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:29 AM, Mark Montague <> wrote:
> On January 26, 2012 9:07 , =?UTF-8?Q?K=C4=81rlis_Repsons?=
> <> wrote:
>> as this seemed the only place to ask my question, here it goes:
>> is it ever possible that Apache (as we currently know it) makes a fork
>> of a child
>> process, which has already processed some requests?
> Yes.  When the child receives a request for a CGI script, it forks itself
> and the new child (child of the original child) then executes the external
> CGI program.  When the external CGI program exists, the new child ends.

(prefork only, threaded MPM's communiate with a separate daemon that
forks the CGI via mod_cgid)

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