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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "Runaway processes when accessing directory listings" on BSDI
Date Tue, 21 May 1996 04:05:38 GMT

Thanks for the report. I think we've already fixed this for the
upcoming version 1.1
Hopefully we'll have that released sometime soon.


>Operating system: BSDI, version: 2.01
>Version of Apache Used: 1.0.5
>Extra Modules used: none
>URL exhibiting problem: 
>When folks accessed our server looking for a  directory without "index.html", we would
get runaway httpd's that were sucking down CPU.  In debugging, we noticed that there was an
incorrectly allocated array which seg-faulted under gdb (compiled -g, no O2).  Upon fixing,
the runaways seemed to go away...
>cc -v
>gcc version 1.42

>mod_dir.c line 620:
>	char buff[23]="                       ";
>should be
>	char buff[24]="                       ";

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