mod_python: How to make a single object available to allinstances?

Robert Brewer fumanchu at amor.org
Sun Jul 18 22:19:46 CEST 2004


Michael Ströder wrote:
> Robert Brewer wrote:
> > 
> > mod_python won't reload modules (as long as you keep *a* 
> thread alive, I
> > think); therefore, you can put your dict in a module:
> > 
> > # myapp/env.py
> > 
> > bigdict = {}
> > 
> > On the first request to your app, start a new thread with a 
> reference to
> > that module; subsequent imports will find env.py in sys.modules and
> > won't reload, and therefore won't reinit your bigdict.
> 
> Please enlighten me under which conditions this work.
> Does that also work with Apache 1.3 and worker processes? Or 
> does it only 
> work with Apache 2.0 and threads?

I'm not an expert on Apache or mod_python by any means. The above technique works on Apache 2 on my Win2k box. Y'all should probably ask Grisha on the mod_python list...

Trond, are you using Apache 1 or 2?


Robert Brewer
MIS
Amor Ministries
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