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Apache::Reload(3)     User Contributed Perl Documentation    Apache::Reload(3)

       Apache::Reload -	Reload changed modules

       In httpd.conf:

	 PerlInitHandler Apache::Reload
	 PerlSetVar ReloadAll Off

       Then your module:

	 package My::Apache::Module;

	 use Apache::Reload;

	 sub handler { ... }


       This module is two things. First	it is an adaptation of Randal
       Schwartz's Stonehenge::Reload module that attempts to be	a little more
       intuitive and makes the usage easier. Stonehenge::Reload	was written by
       Randal to make specific modules reload themselves when they changed.
       Unlike Apache::StatINC, Stonehenge::Reload only checked the change time
       of modules that registered themselves with Stonehenge::Reload, thus
       reducing	stat() calls. Apache::Reload also offers the exact same
       functionality as	Apache::StatINC, and is	thus designed to be a drop-in
       replacement. Apache::Reload only	checks modules that register
       themselves with Apache::Reload if you explicitly	turn off the StatINC
       emulation method	(see below). Like Apache::StatINC, Apache::Reload must
       be installed as an Init Handler.

   StatINC Replacement
       To use as a StatINC replacement,	simply add the following configuration
       to your httpd.conf:

	 PerlInitHandler Apache::Reload

   Register Modules Implicitly
       To only reload modules that have	registered with	Apache::Reload,	add
       the following to	the httpd.conf:

	 PerlInitHandler Apache::Reload
	 PerlSetVar ReloadAll Off
	 # ReloadAll defaults to On

       Then any	modules	with the line:

	 use Apache::Reload;

       Will be reloaded	when they change.

   Register Modules Explicitly
       You can also register modules explicitly	in your	httpd.conf file	that
       you want	to be reloaded on change:

	 PerlInitHandler Apache::Reload
	 PerlSetVar ReloadAll Off
	 PerlSetVar ReloadModules "My::Foo My::Bar Foo::Bar::Test"

       Note that these are split on whitespace,	but the	module list must be in
       quotes, otherwise Apache	tries to parse the parameter list.

   Un-Register Modules Explicitly
       If ReloadAll is set to On, then you can explicity force a module	not to
       be reloaded with

	 no Apache::Reload;

       A warning will appear in	the error log that the file has	changed, but
       will not	be reloaded

   Special "Touch" File
       You can also set	a file that you	can touch() that causes	the reloads to
       be performed. If	you set	this, and don't	touch()	the file, the reloads
       don't happen. This can be a great boon in a live	environment:

	 PerlSetVar ReloadTouchFile /tmp/reload_modules

       Now when	you're happy with your changes,	simply go to the command line
       and type:

	 touch /tmp/reload_modules

       And your	modules	will be	magically reloaded on the next request.	This
       option works in both StatINC emulation mode and the registered modules

       The short summary of this is: Don't use psuedohashes. Use an array with
       constant	indexes. Its faster in the general case, its more guaranteed,
       and generally, it works.

       The long	summary	is that	I've done some work to get this	working	with
       modules that use	psuedo hashes, but its still broken in the case	of a
       single module that contains multiple packages that all use

       So don't	do that.

       Matt Sergeant,

       the mod_perl developers,

       Apache::StatINC,	Stonehenge::Reload

perl v5.32.1			  2019-10-05		     Apache::Reload(3)


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