Multi Threading in Bind 9.3.1 beta2

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Mon Jun 27 23:34:03 UTC 2005

> Hey all I need some help with multi threading in  Bind 9.3, I have 
> always assumed that when one compiles anything and there is an option to 
> configure it with threading enabled that this was usually talking about 
> threading across multiple procs and not multiple daemons, which I 
> believe to be the case with this version of Bind. Is the the previous 
> statement true?? If so I may have an issue, not sure yet, for some 
> reason when under heavy load I spawn another daemon ( instance of Bind 
> ), yet I never have cleanup, the process never dies off which in turn 
> make my CPU/MEM consumption high. With that said is what I am 
> experiencing normal, if not is this a documented bug that I have just 
> yet to find?

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> Thanks All
> -Stephen
Mark Andrews, ISC
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