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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: Apache won't start - shared memory problem
Date Fri, 03 Oct 2003 19:52:14 GMT
On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 06:47:16PM +0200, Graham Leggett wrote:
> Kris Verbeeck wrote:
> >That won't solve the problem, the shared memory segment is still registered
> >somewhere in the kernel.  I've had lots of problems with this too and only
> >deleting the file does not solve it.  You have to remove the segments from
> >the kernel table too (see mail from Paul).
> Is there no way that some cleanup process (whether it involves deleting 
> a file, or talking to the kernel, doesn't matter) can be done before an 
> attempt is made to create the shared memory segment?

The issue is that APR creates the shmem segments using O_EXCL or
IPC_EXCL etc.  I think I've come to the conclusion that this should just
be fixed in APR, MM does an unlink/shm_unlink on the filename first, and
that doesn't cause any headaches I know of.


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