[stunnel-users] Dynamic hosts

Peter Pentchev roam at ringlet.net
Wed Jun 24 14:41:26 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 02:37:13PM +0200, Ludolf Holzheid wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-06-24 07:57:30 -0400, Terry Riegel wrote:
> > >However, on modern operating systems, fork()ing is not as expensive as
> > >it looks like. In most cases, the text segment is shared between the
> > >two processes and the pages on data/BSS segments are not copied until
> > >changed ('copy-on-write'). I don't know if the usage of OS resources
> > >is larger for the multi-threaded or the multi-tasked approach.
> > 
> > Perhaps I am confused, but are you saying that when firing up stunnel  
> > twice with two separate configuration files they are sharing resources?
> If you are starting several instances of stunnel, I don't expect them
> to share resources (other than the text segments of the shared
> objects).
> If, in contrast, a running stunnel process fork()s into two (or, as in
> your case, 6 processes), these new processes will share resources.
> What I wanted to say is, you can't add the resource usage of the
> single processes in a process tree to get the overall resource usage.
> A daemon fork()ing into two or more single processes seems much more
> expensive (w.r.t. resource usage) than it looks like.
...was that supposed to be "...than it actually is"? :)


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