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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: [OT] Apache on Windows, how many processes?
Date Mon, 03 May 2010 17:24:24 GMT
On 5/3/2010 11:43 AM, Sam Carleton wrote:
> Interesting, so what purpose does the parent process preform with MPM
> winnt?  Is it just legacy?

No, it's certainly not legacy.  It's very easy to have a semistable or
unstable httpd process once you add in your efforts to hack custom perl
or c modules, etc.  The parent ensures that the server stays up, even
as a worker process is lost or gracefully quits for MaxRequestsPerChild.

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