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The "super" architecture uses separate threads to handle each connection. It has its advantages (eg: is usually faster and more efficient for large numbers of clients) but is unable to use more that one CPU on an SMP system and under some circumstances a client may crash all server threads.
This package contains the 2.5 branch of Firebird.
Firebird is a commercially independent project of C and C++ programmers, technical advisors and supporters developing and enhancing a multi-platform relational database management system based on the source code released by Inprise Corp (now known as Borland Software Corp) under the InterBase Public License v.1.0 on 25 July, 2000.
FBSERVER(1) Firebird documentation FBSERVER(1) NAME fbserver - Firebird super server SYNOPSIS fbserver [option...] DESCRIPTION fbserver is the standalone "super" server for Firebird RDBMS. It uses a single process and a single OS thread to manage multiple connections over TCP/IP. All the connections share the database page cache more»