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RE: sws test server with --fork

From: Joe Mason <>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 16:14:04 +0000

> From: curl-library [] on behalf of Daniel
> Stenberg []
> > It seems to me that curl needs a lot more tests that exercise the mapping
> > of
> > requests to connections (especially as we start improving pipelining) so
> > it's important for the test server to support multiple connections. So
> > --fork should be well supported by the test suite. But the code is full
> > of
> > comments that say things like, "This is NOT what you wanna do without
> > knowing exactly why and for what," and that --fork is for, "if you feel
> > wild
> > and crazy and want to setup some more exotic tests".
> Right. I think I added those comments mostly because of what you already found
> out: that the test suite isn't yet modified to actually work with it. It makes
> the --fork option mostly usable only for custom special tests. I don't think a
> forking http server in particular needs a lof of magic to get working.

My main concern is if the server saves state between successive requests that it makes (including when a connection is closed and it starts listening on the next, in serial). If it forks for each connection then that state wouldn't be shared between the connection handlers. Do you know if that happens?

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