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From Mike Rumph <mike.ru...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Understanding Apache Mutex directive.
Date Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:25:56 GMT

>> Hi.
>>>
>>> I was reading this --
>>>
>>> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/core.html#mutex
>>>
>>
> Before we continue, I would like to clarify another doubt that I have.
>
> There's a 'mutex mechanism' and then there's a 'mutex name'. What's 
> the difference?

The 'mutex mechanism' is the means by which the mutex is accomplished.
The technology that is used to single-thread the usage of a resource.

The 'mutex name' is the type of resource that is being single-threaded.
This is the usage or purpose of the mutex.

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