Is mod_php support ever going to happen?
arachnid at NOTDOT.NET
Tue Dec 14 04:37:55 EST 2004
My apologies - I just read the replies to the 4.4 release notes, and it
seems it's more or less working. Thanks - I couldn't have asked for
better timing! :)
Nick Johnson wrote:
> I'm running PHP5 as an apache DSO, and I would very much like to not
> have to set up a seperate CGI version of PHP just for mapscript related
> stuff. Is support for php mapscript in DSO mode ever going to occur?
> It's been 'soon' for a long time now, and from what I can tell,
> nothing's happening.
> I have some knowledge of PHP internals - is there anything I can do to
> help it along?
> Also, I'm curious what the problem is in the first place: this problem
> occurs even when running apache in prefork mode - meaning no threads,
> only forked processes. What is it that mapscript is doing that causes it
> to crash? My best guess is that it's treating module startup and
> shutdown badly, and ends up sharing handles on things. When apache
> starts up, the parent apache process loads the DSOs and fires their
> module startup functions, then forks its children. As a result, all the
> children end up with all the handles and resources allocated in the
> module startup - if this includes things that each should have their own
> handles for (sockets, for example), the result could be a real mess.
> Can anyone confirm if this is the case, or if it's something else?
> Nick Johnson
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