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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: ["PATCH"] STATUS: fcntl() oddness on Solaris
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2003 20:10:11 GMT
Would you post this again as a patch against apr/STATUS?

Great observations - explains some wierdness we've been observing
lately with SSL on Solaris.


At 01:27 AM 3/27/2003, you wrote:
>I would like to close the following issue with a README addition.
>Excerpt from STATUS:
>    * fcntl() oddness on Solaris.  Under high loads, fcntl() decides to
>      return error code 46 (ENOLCK).
>      httpd (prefork MPM) error log says (predictably):
>      (46)No record locks available: couldn't grab the accept mutex
>      All of the children report this and subsequently exits.  httpd is
>      hosed.  AFAICT, this does not look to be an out-of-fds error.
>      Solaris's man page says:
>        ENOLCK
>           The  cmd argument is F_SETLK, F_SETLK64, F_SETLKW,  or
>           F_SETLKW64  and  satisfying the lock or unlock request
>           would result in the number of locked  regions  in  the
>           system exceeding a system-imposed limit.
>      Justin says: What is this system-imposed limit and how do we
>change it?
>                   This gives me more rationale for switching the
>                   interprocess lock mechanism to pthread (if
>  The system imposed default limit of outstanding lock requests is 512.
>You can verify this by, in a contemporary version of Solaris:
>        # mdb -k
>        > tune_t_flckrec/D
>        tune_t_flckrec:
>        tune_t_flckrec: 512
>  This can be increased by adding the following to /etc/system:
>        set tune_t_flckrec=1024
>  and rebooting.
>  Of course "1024" can be any reasonable limit, although I do not know
>what "reasonable" should be, so be conservative, only increase this as
>  If someone would please test this on a system known to break that
>would be great.  In addition it is mentioned that *all* of the children
>report this, is it actually all of them, or all of them after a certain
>  /kristofer

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