5.4.8 PythonAutoReload

Syntax: PythonAutoReload {On, Off}
Default: PythonAutoReload On
Context: server config, virtual host, directory, htaccess
Override: not None
Module: mod_python.c

If set to Off, instructs mod_python not to check the modification date of the module file.

By default, mod_python checks the time-stamp of the file and reloads the module if the module's file modification date is later than the last import or reload. This way changed modules get automatically reimported, eliminating the need to restart the server for every change.

Disabling autoreload is useful in production environment where the modules do not change; it will save some processing time and give a small performance gain.

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