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From Chuck Murcko <>
Subject Re: [SHOWSTOPPER] SIGHUP caused a fatal and silent crash
Date Tue, 04 Feb 1997 03:05:53 GMT
sameer wrote:
> > I saw this at least as early as 1.2b2; I know there have been some changes
> > since, but I think none which would create this behavior, since the parent
> > is actually waiting for each of the children (if'd it'd forgotten, things
> > might be fine since it'd go on with the restart procedure (of course, it
> > probably couldn't bind the address, so it'd probably die outright)).
>         I've seen intermittent problems where -HUP would cause 'can't
> bind to port' errors. It appears that -HUP isn't killing all of the
> child processes.
>         I will hopefully find some time to do some debugging on this.
I've seen on IRIX 5.3 Apache 1.2 betas taking up to a second to reap all
the children on SIGTERM, so immediate restarts get a little funky.
Chuck Murcko
The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA

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