The req.server.get_config() member seems like it is supposed to allow access to values of configuration directives set at global context. It seems though to have a few problems with it though. See
MODPYTHON-133 and MODPYTHON-134.
Regardless of that, it seems it may be appropriate to provide an equivalent for PythonOption directive settings. Specifically req.server.get_options(). This would return a table object giving all PythonOption value settings performed at global scope. This would be useful where a value needs to be set globally in one place and not be overridable in more constrained configuration containers.
This might for example be used as a way or allowing the mutex directory to be specified in the Apache configuration as well as as a "configure" command line option. See
See commentary along with some patches in: