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From Paul Richards <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] revised death wish on HUP patch
Date Mon, 17 Feb 1997 11:10:34 GMT
Paul Sutton <> writes:

> On 14 Feb 1997, Paul Richards wrote:
> > When I looked at the problem with signal handling a few months ago I
> > thought I commented on the fact that the children are *not* passed a
> > signal at all. They are allowed to die naturally when they finish
> > processing the request. Are we changing that model? I've been trying to
> > catch up on two weeks mail (annual accounts audit and Phd viva both the
> > same week!) so I've skimmed quite a lot recently and might not be up to
> > speed on the problem. Someone want to give me a quick summary?
> Erm, I thought Apache had always sent the children HUPs to kill em
> immediately, which was the reason why graceful restarts are needed -- to
> let transfers in progress finish. 

I was confused. It was SIGUSR1 that I was looking at a few months ago

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