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    SubjectRe: Linus on Linux, Apache and Threads
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    cel@monkey.org (Chuck Lever) writes:

    > On Fri, 23 Apr 1999, Tony Gale wrote:
    > > On 23-Apr-99 Chris Wedgwood wrote:
    > > >> It ought to one of two things:
    > > >>
    > > >> - Use a thread to handle each request, all in one process.
    > > >
    > > > No, that would be insane. Perhaps use threads the way it now uses
    > > > processes, but not one thread per request -- that would be death as
    > > > far as performance goes.
    > >
    > > Depends. You can use a thread pool and queue requests which are then
    > > picked up by the threads.
    >
    > how do you propose to do that efficiently? is there a nice way in
    > Unix/Linux to hand out incoming network requests to a pool of threads?

    You have multiple threads doing an accept on a single listen socket. As
    soon as a thread finished work it calls accept and gets the next ready
    connection handed from the kernel.


    -Andi

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