While I can appreciate the effort you've put into researching this, I can't identify with the drawbacks of mod_perl DSO vs. the advantages/conveniences of running them. Particularly if you're not having any problems with them at all. The worst disadvantage I could pull out of the guide is probably the 20% slowdown at server startup. So what?
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With respect to the rest of the guide cons, most of those are very platform-specific, and don't sound applicable to Linux. As far as the mod_perl-list thread is concerned, the reader lays it out there... yes, it appears this individual may be having problems with DSO and mod_perl, but the alternative is to compile Apache without any DSO support? Come on!
It appears that you're applying a handful of individual's specific problems to the whole DSO bunch. I run DSO's pretty religiously without any problems (granted, I'm also not hosting anything with serious volume), as well as thousands of other folks out there.
Again, just my $0.02. Feel free to disagree. :)