More memory but potentially faster, correct? Since we don't have to
spawn as many processes to accommodate a load? Although i don't use
worker MPM since the codebase I adopted is not thread safe, I would
investigate if it was an option. Memory is fairly cheap and, with my
web servers (without DB's on it - just web servers) with 32 gigs of
RAM.....speed is more important.

Plus, of course, "threads" ge "optimization silver bullet"....right? =)


On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Perrin Harkins wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 6:46 AM, André Warnier wrote:
>>>> - A surprising number of people are running mod_perl under the worker
>>>> MPM.

>>
>> What is so surprising about this ? (genuine curious question)

>
> Because of the way perl threads use memory, you end up using less a
> lot less memory with prefork than with threads on Linux/BSD. This has
> been discussed on the mailing list many times. The only platform
> where I expect to see people use threads is Windows, since they have
> no choice there.
>
> - Perrin
>