Launch FastCGI process?

Igor Sysoev is at
Tue Oct 20 17:14:44 MSD 2009

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 01:26:24AM -0700, jlist9 wrote:

> Hi,
> My understand is that nginx doesn't launch a process, being it a CGI process
> or FastCGI back-end server. I wonder what are the reasons behind this decision.
> I used to use another web server that takes care of launching FastCGI processes.
> The nice thing about it is that the web server checks if a backend process is
> running. If not, it automatically starts it. This means, for whatever reason if
> the backend process crashes, it will be re-launched. Also, the web server
> gets to control how many back-end server processes to start, according
> to the conf file. With this managing the processes is really easy, because
> it's all managed by the web server.
> This is a very handy feature. Any chance of having this in nginx?

nginx will never do it better than simple spawn-fcgi from lighttpd package,
so I see any advantage of reimplenting spawn-fcgi.

Igor Sysoev

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