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From sameer <sam...@c2.org>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "access log has entries with NULL method when read_request() gets a premature EOF" on SunOS 4.x (fwd)
Date Sat, 17 Feb 1996 18:34:54 GMT
	I've noticed, btw, that running an old version of the
keepalive patch (e, I think?) I get lots of NULL in the logs.

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> Forwarded message:
> > From nobody@hyperreal.com  Fri Feb 16 14:54:05 1996
> > Message-Id: <199602162254.OAA14109@taz.hyperreal.com>
> > From: chrisd@name.net
> > To: apache-bugs%apache.org@organic.com
> > Date: Fri Feb 16 14:54:02 1996
> > Subject: WWW Form Bug Report: "access log has entries with NULL method when read_request()
gets a premature EOF" on SunOS 4.x
> > 
> > Submitter: chrisd@name.net
> > Operating system: SunOS 4.x, version: 
> > Extra Modules used: mod_log_common.c
> > URL exhibiting problem: 
> > 
> > Symptoms:
> > --
> > Bug's a strong word.
> > 
> > I notice that entires in the access log appear
> > with a "NULL" access method when the error log
> > reports a "read timed out" error.  I have traced
> > this to (I think) the behaviour of read_request()
> > when getline()'s call to fgets() returns a NULL
> > pointer.  This leaves the timeout still set and
> > because r->method never gets set, it is filled
> > in by log_transaction() as NULL.
> > 
> > I've checked around and this doesn't to be
> > part of the Common Log Format spec, although it
> > might be.  I only noticed the problem because
> > it produces odd effects in our log analyzer.
> > I'd like to know if this is a deliberate
> > choice, and if so, I'll tweak the analyzer.
> > 
> > Lovely server, BTW.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Chris Darroch
> > NAME Webmaster
> > 416-943-1010x230
> > 
> > --
> > 
> > Backtrace:
> > --
> > 
> > --
> > 
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