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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] server-status page: meaning of "W" in multitier architecture
Date Mon, 02 Sep 2013 11:46:57 GMT
> Looking at server-status page, I cant understand the "scope" of scoreboard
> key: "W" (Sending Reply): it refers only to sending reply to client (6), or
> the entire process of contacting backend, waiting for response, and sending
> it to client (2+3+4+5+6), or maybe other?

It's counterintuitive, but W is used as soon as mod_proxy gets control
(so just before it contacts the backend) until all of the response is
forwarded.  It really just means the configured "handler" has been
entered and has not completed.

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