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Subject [users@httpd] Newbie Qu - details of graceful restart on Windows
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2005 16:17:14 GMT


I'm quite new to Apache, and trying to understand what a graceful restart
on Windows actually does.  I'm running Apache with mod_jk with multiple
Tomcats.  When we add a new Tomcat, I would like to update the file and then restart Apache so the changes take effect.

Would anybody be able to explain exactly what happens, or point me to
documentation that already exists?  I've searched the mailing lists and
googled a lot, with not much detail.

My main concern is whether its possible for requests to be dropped during
this process, and whether session affinity is maintained - eg if a browser
is already talking to a certain Tomcat, will it continue to talk to exactly
that one after the restart?

Many thanks,


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