[mod_python] Apache, Threading and Multi-Processing Modules

Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy grisha at modpython.org
Wed Jun 11 15:26:02 EST 2003

On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, Paul Robinson wrote:

> For example, on a Windows platform where there is a single
> multi-threaded Apache process (mpm_wint
> [http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/mpm_winnt.html]) is it correct to
> say that mod_python would not be able to take advantage of a
> multi-processor machine due to the GIL?

The answer, unfortunately, is yes. Here is a google search that has some
info on the subject: http://www.google.com/search?q=python+free-threading

AFAIK the state of things has not changed with respect to SMP and GIL.


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