[Mono-list] mod_mono, and "Abnormal string size" again

Winfried Harbecke winfried@harbecke.com
Mon, 7 Feb 2005 19:38:46 +0100

On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 13:18:55 -0500 Gonzalo Paniagua Javier wrote:

> No need to add anything to the FAQ if we fix endianness detection even
> on those systems.

IMHO it would be nice to also help people who grab mod_mono 1.0.5
(source) and apache-dev (pseudo-source  :-) from some distribution CD. The
FAQ looked like a good place since these people will probably google for
"abnormal string size", and the FAQ is likely to show up at the top of the

>>   Why is mod_mono_server implemented as a standalone server
>>   instead of baseing it on an embedded Mono runtime, which would
>>   also be much closer to the Apache plug-in architecture? Licensing
>>   issues?
> The first mod_mono by Daniel Ridruejo tried to do that and didn't
> succeed. May be because of problems with the mono runtime (it was long
> time ago) or whatnot.

> Another reason is that you can have several different machines running
> apache and forwarding asp.net requests to a single machine, thus not
> losing any state information (if using InProc) and not losing the
> precompiled/cached stuff.

Thanks for the explanation, it answers my question. An embedded runtime
could also be used to implement the inter-machine communication, but would
probably be somewhat heavy-weight for that purpose compared to the
current lean mod_mono shared lib.