[mod_python] Re: [modwsgi] loading configuration

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 06:37:51 EDT 2008

2008/7/14 bharath venkatesh <bharathv6.project at gmail.com>:
> hi everyone,
>                     I want to load certain configuration from a
> configuration file  when a appache starts in mod python or mod wsgi  using a
> function take for example load_config() .. i don't want to include this
> load_config function inside handler as i don't want it to  execute every
> time.. and  also  when ever changes are made in the configuration file i
> should be able to load the changed configuration with out restarting appache
> ... can any one tell me how this can be done ...

For both mod_python or mod_wsgi, you don't have to have it inside the
handler/application function, you can instead stick it at global scope
within the same code file and the code will be executed when the
module/file is first loaded. By default the file is loaded on first
request which targets the application. For mod_python you can force it
to load at process startup using PythonImport directive. For mod_wsgi
you can use WSGIImportScript directive. In mod_wsgi 3.0 you will also
through options to WSGIScriptAlias where you define application mount
point be able to set things so code is preloaded on process startup.

For mod_wsgi, information on reloading and how to can cause automatic
reload of application/configuration without restarting whole of
Apache, see:


In mod_python, you could use its code reloading ability, but your
configuration file would then have to be valid Python code and
couldn't be some other file format.


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