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From Marc Slemko <ma...@znep.com>
Subject Re: [BUG]: "HTML files <IMG> crate zombies " on FreeBSDLinux (fwd)
Date Wed, 26 Feb 1997 00:12:53 GMT
This could be related to the problem with the server having to kill child
processes that has been reported.  But probably not if it happens with
1.1, but I wouldn't trust them to know what version they are using...

Yes, the reporter has no clue about how the heck anything works, but...

On Tue, 25 Feb 1997, Rob Hartill wrote:

> 
> This seems to be complete nonsense unless I'm misreading it.
> 
> not acked.
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon Feb 24 23:46:26 1997
> From: sk@www.russia.net
> To: apache-bugs%apache.org@organic.com
> Subject: [BUG]: "HTML files <IMG> crate zombies " on FreeBSDLinux
> 
> Submitter: sk@www.russia.net
> Operating system: FreeBSDLinux, version: 
> Version of Apache Used: 1.1.1, 1.2.something
> Extra Modules used: no dependance
> URL exhibiting problem: 
> 
> Symptoms:
> --
> The html :
> 
> #! /usr/bin/perl 
> print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
> print "<META HTTP-EQUIV=\"Refresh\"  CONTENT=10>\n";
> $cnt=0;
> $maxcnt=10;
> while($cnt!=$maxcnt){
> print "<IMG SRC=\"/cgi-bin/somebinary?arglist\">\n";
> $cnt++;
> }
> 
> print "</HTML>\n";
> 
> 
> This is just enough to start zombie which will be
> the httpd responsible for.
> 
> Zombies will be the 'somebinary's
> 
> The number of zombie creation might range in 1,2,...
> (not exactly one zombie)
> 
> the frequency of zombie emergence will greately depend on the
> system load average, and in order to watch you may have to 
> sit waiting for a while.
> 
> The problem reported by the hackers is the
> incorrect loop structure in the alloc.c
> fork()/signal()/wait() handling.
> 
> The potential problems arizing seem to be easy to
> model by waiting in the perl script which produces the HTML
> page, while allocing lots of memory in the child 'somebinary'
> 
> Regards, 
> Serguei Kouzmine
> 
> --
> 
> Backtrace:
> --
> 
> --
> 
> 


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