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From Chuck Murcko <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "hangs shortly after startup, unable to kill" on UnixWare
Date Wed, 10 Jul 1996 20:31:44 GMT
Hi Jamie. Did you build Apache with these flags:

AUX_LIBS= -lsocket -lnsl -lcrypt

??? liltingly intones:
> Submitter:
> Operating system: UnixWare, version: 2.0
> Version of Apache Used: 1.1.1
> Extra Modules used: status
> URL exhibiting problem: 
> Symptoms:
> --
> A few minutes after starting up httpd for the first time, it hung. It
successfully delivered
a number of web pages for about five minutes,
then died.  I did a "kill -HUP 1234" and there
was no apparent change,
so I did a "kill -TERM 1234".  That produced a "shutting down" message
the error log, and the main httpd process went away -- but its nine
child processes were left
hanging around.

su'ing to root and kill'ing the child processes does nothing, even

Since the child processes think they own port 80, I am incapable of
starting up another
httpd.  I'm working remotely so I can't restart
the system.  In short, I'm screwed.  Argh.
 Very frustrating.

Based on the logs, I'm guessing that it's the status module that's
up somehow, probably because I'm on UnixWare 2.0 which someone
said wasn't well-tested, possibly
having something to do with the
"refresh" option.  That's my guess because a "status/?refresh"
is the
last entry in the log.

Here are the last!
>   few entries in the access log: - - [10/Jul/1996:12:34:28 -0700]
"GET /rue/RUE3-ZuendelBio.html HTTP/1.0" 404 - - - [10/Jul/1996:12:34:59
-0700] "GET /status/ HTTP/1.0" 200 2022 - - [10/Jul/1996:12:36:38
-0700] "GET /status/?refresh=20 HTTP/1.0" 200 2036 - - [10/Jul/1996:12:37:06
-0700] "GET /status/?refresh=20 HTTP/1.0" 200 2034

( is me.)

Another possibility
is that there was some kind of infinite loop because
I'd set up error 404 to point to a file
that didn't exist.  That's less
likely because it happened twice without apparent problems.
 Note the
timestamp on the last error is fully two minutes before the last
successful GET
command, above.  Here are the last few entries in the
error log, ending with the SIGTERM I
sent it to try to shut it down:

[Wed Jul 10 12:26:25 1996] access to /web/orgs failed for, reason: File does not exist
[Wed Jul 10!
>   12:26:25 1996] access to /web/errors failed for,re
> ason: File does not exist
[Wed Jul 10 12:26:37 1996] send lost connection to client
Jul 10 12:34:27 1996] access to /web/rue/RUE3-ZuendelBio.html failed for,
reason: File does not exist
[Wed Jul 10 12:34:28 1996] access to /web/errors/error-404.html
failed for, reason: File does not exist
[Wed Jul 10 12:55:05 1996]
httpd: caught SIGTERM, shutting down

Any ideas would be welcome.

My Configure and *.conf
files are available at:
> --
> Backtrace:
> --
> --

Chuck Murcko	N2K Inc.	Wayne PA
And now, on a lighter note:
The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all
who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature.
		-- Benjamin Franklin.

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