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From m...@hyperreal.org
Subject Re: general/2628: Archive (.a) libraries are built for Apache's own code, but not shared (.so or .sl) libraries
Date Wed, 15 Jul 1998 18:37:10 GMT
Synopsis: Archive (.a) libraries are built for Apache's own code, but not shared (.so or .sl)
libraries

State-Changed-From-To: open-closed
State-Changed-By: marc
State-Changed-When: Wed Jul 15 11:37:09 PDT 1998
State-Changed-Why:
You will save very little by making the Apache libraries
shared libraries; the only savings would be if you had
two different httpd binaries both using the same shared
libraries, and even then the savings would be minimal.

The main point of shared libraries isn't to reduce memory
use, since modern operating systems will magically share
pages in many cases, especially the way Apache works, but to
make maintainence and upgrading easier.  That doesn't really
apply to the Apache core and would create untold confusion
when people try upgrading and don't get all the shared
libraries, etc.

So thanks for the suggstion, but I really don't see the benefit of it
and the complexity and support hassles are quite large.


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