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Re: 1.3.16-1: Apache 1.3.24 not rotating/lockup problem

> > Dylan Cuthbert wrote:
> > >
> > > Any more information on this problem?  Anyone solved it?
> >
> > unfortunatly no. I guessed the latest cygwin 1.3.20-x, which included
> > some TCP connection related fixes would be the cure, but it didn't.
> >
> > > server-status makes it obvious what's being said in this thread - ie.
> the
> > > children forked by apache aren't allowing themselves to be re-used on
> > > different connection properly, hence they all eventually lock up (once
> > > KeepAlive times out) and your web site goes down.
> > >
> > > Corinna - simply set KeepAlive on, and the time out value to 10.  Then
> > > access your index page, wait 10 seconds and then access it again...
> continue
> > > this a few times and you will end up locking all the children up.
> > > work fine until the keepalive system tries to reset them to another
> > > connection)
> >
> > thanks for the analysis. I'll try to scratch that down on one of our
> > installations here.
> Stipe, All,
> I thought I'd give the latest cygwin snapshot (Febury 20, 1.3.21s) a go
> see if that fixes the problem, as Corinna made quite a few fixes in the
> fhandler_* code. I've been running the Apache service for just over one
> and twenty minutes, and although I can only access it from my machine due
> firewall restrictions, it is working quite well. I haven't done anything
> of the ordinary to get it up and running, unless this is considered out of
> the ordinary:
> - Changed the User/Group directives in httpd.conf to system/system.
> And as Dylan Cuthbert suggested, I kept the KeepAlive directive/set to
> and changed the Timeout directive to '10'. I'm accessing four documents at
> refresh interval of five seconds and have not seen an error what so ever.
> I'm strace'ing just in case, too.
> Just thought you'd like to know ;-)

Just an update: Apache has been running for over three hours now :-) It's
looking very good that this bug has well and truly died! ::::::-)


Elfyn McBratney
elfyn at exposure dot org dot uk

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