mod_wsgi Daemon Mode: "Enable threads support in APR"?

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at
Sat Jul 3 23:43:51 UTC 2010

On 7/3/2010 5:12 PM, Steve Williams wrote:
> I'd like to run mod_wsgi in "daemon mode."  I read in the docs:
>> Daemon mode of mod_wsgi will however only be available on Apache 2.0
>> or 2.2 running on UNIX, and only when the Apache runtime library
>> underlying Apache has been compiled with support for threading.
Apache runtime library refers to apr (see devel/apr port in this case).

WITH_THREADS triggers this which is the OPTION you see.  So yes, enable
that. Additionally, you should select the worker MPM which is not the
default. (WITH_MPM=worker)

> Can anyone point me to discussion or documentation of the pros and cons
> of that config option?
It works just fine. and vc are using this.

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