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From Eimantas Vaičiūnas <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] user and group thru configure
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:14:52 GMT
MPM - Multi-Processing Modules. These modules are responsible for binding to 
IP/Port and supplying children processes for handling requests. The most 
common MPM module (as far as i know) used on unix (Linux) machines with 
apache2 is prefork since not all apache modules are thread-safe and this 
module sort of 'emulates' apache 1.3 behavior. Each MPM module has its own 
directives, i.e. [User] directive is avaliable for leader, perchild, prefork, 
threadpool and worker MPM modules. You should check each module separately 
and choose the one which fits your needs best.

On Tuesday 15 March 2005 07:11, Benjamin wrote:
> MPM module??
> cuz i did not know abt this,i configured with simple
> ./configure --prefix=<prefix>
> Whoa. I just looked at the options with configure, n looked for MPM.
> Its very unnerving for sure, atleast for me.
> Do i have to know the modules used by Apache, and their uses, etc. to do
> an install?
> the option --with-mpm=MPM says
> --with-mpm=MPM          Choose the process model for Apache to use.
> MPM={beos|worker|prefork|mpmt_os2|perchild|leader|threadpool}
> wot are these??n how do i decide wot do i use??
> pardon me.. if these qs seem too silly..
> I am still reading into all this, but could u just direct me to the
> right stuff.
Eimantas Vaičiūnas
VU Skaičiavimo centras

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