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From Ryan Bloom <...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: Problem with memory initialization.
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2001 19:16:56 GMT
On Thursday 06 December 2001 11:03 am, Ian Holsman wrote:
> On Thu, 2001-12-06 at 10:59, Ryan Bloom wrote:
> > This took me a while to track down, but I did it.  One of the engineers
> > at Covalent tried to start Apache with a full /tmp file system.  None of
> > his Apache directives pointed to /tmp, so he assumed he would be okay. 
> > Unfortunately, he wasn't, the server was giving him an error because /tmp
> > was full.
> >
> > The problem is that apr_initialize() calls apr_pool_init(), which creates
> > a lock file in /tmp/aprXXXXXX.  I think apr_initialize should take a path
> > to create the lock file in.  That would allow Apache to provide the
> > correct path.
> >
> > The biggest problem is that this would change the API for the one
> > function that must be in every APR program.
> >
> > Thoughts?
>
> I don't think it would be worth the time and effort.
> running with a full /tmp is not very healthy for the system at all.
> maybe a better error message in apr_initialize saying 'unable to create
> lockfile /tmp/aprXXXX
> is all that is needed?

The real problem is that now you have a lock file that isn't under the
control of the administrator at all.  I dislike that a lot.

Ryan

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Ryan Bloom				rbb@apache.org
Covalent Technologies			rbb@covalent.net
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