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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: bug in 1.1 related to "unable to fork" problems?
Date Thu, 31 Oct 1996 07:40:57 GMT
Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Oct 1996, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > I don't see how you can solve it. If you can't fork, you can't fork. Surely
> > the error log shows this?
> The error log does indeed show it.  I was just wondering if there was anything
> which could be done about it.... at least, the current behavior is rather
> suboptimal (one apache server spinning as fast as CPU allows, not answering
> connections).  The ideal behavior would be one where the parent stays alive and
> functional and continues to try forking children once every 10 seconds until it
> succeeds, all the while bitching into the error_log.

Yeah, it shouldn't spin, this is true. That is definitely a bug.



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