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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject [TAO] and the status flows on
Date Tue, 04 Mar 1997 06:29:56 GMT
I'm going to regret posting this.  I can hear Marc saying "You're
*IT*!".

Send corrections/updates please.

1.2b8 status as of Mon Mar  3 21:49:59 PST 1997:

  * Committed since 1.2b7:

    * HP MPE/iX fixes
    * replace bcopy with memmove for ANSIfriendliness
    * UXP/DS(V20) port
    * MachTen fine tuning
    * PR#186: Make declaration of add_env_variable agree with definiton.
    * PR#210: Missing semicolon.
    * Correctly handle Swedish filenames
    * buff.c header include fixes
    * create_argv() fixes

Agenda for 1.2b8-dev
====================

Ready for committing:

    * Ken's [PATCH] fixup for missing header_parser slots in modules
	Message-Id: <97022418312686@decus.org>
	Missed mod_proxy, but Chuck already committed a fix for that.
	Status: Chuck +1, Dean +1, Marc +1

Patches available:

    * charset mod_neg iso-8859-1 fixup
	Status: Paul posted patch

    * Rob's "DONE" status response check for die()

    * LIBS in support/Makefile.tmpl

    * user and server get confused over what should be a virtual host
	and what is the main server, resulting in access to something
	other than the name defined in the virtualhost directive (but
	with the same IP address) failing.  
		Status: should be looked at, may not be a nice way to fix 
			since it is likely not technically a bug.

	New status: Dean posted patch, Ben +1-but-hasn't tested, may
		or may not be whole problem, Randy +1.

    * config/178: Module with server_config but no per-dir config will
	seggy in set_flag_slot
	Status: patch given in report, +1 Roy, 
	Dean say no...

    * PR#161 -- mod_dir performance with negotiation
	Status: Petr posted patch, Dean +1 on part
	Petr posted query about how it should be redone.
    
    * Marc's [PATCH] support/Makefile.tmpl and LIBS (fwd)
	Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.3.95.970225181855.23741S-100000@alive.znep.com>
    
    * Marc's [PATCH] log long headers
	Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.3.95.970226193239.2526D-100000@alive.znep.com>
	Status: Chuck +1, Dean +1
    
    * Ken's [PATCH] PR#146,187 is_url() not HTTP/1.1 conformant
	Message-Id: <97022713073856@decus.org>

    * Dean's patch for [BUG]: "ErrorDocument appears to break in 1.2b7"
	    on Solaris 2.x
	and [BUG]: "errordocument gets overriden" on Irix
	Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95dg2.970226000702.27668A-100000@twinlark.arctic.org>
	Posted, one bug reporter says it works fine.  This one should
	probably go up on a "patches for 1.2b7" page.
    
    * memory management goof in alloc.c
	Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.3.95.970226155556.322J-100000@localhost.imdb.com>
	Status: Patch from Kai Risku <krisku@tf.hut.fi>
    
    * Ben's [PATCH] Remove cleanups from bpushfd()
	Message-ID:  <9703011457.aa05179@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
	Status: +1 Dean

No patches yet:

  * HPUX 10 select

  * 3 seconds delay in CGI execution on SunOS 4.x, see PR 122
       Status: no patch.
       Info: Pages containing script output show up with a delay of 3
             seconds (there was no such delay in Apache 1.1.1). 
             [rindfuss@medea.wz-berlin.de] tracked the problem down to
             source file alloc.c, function free_proc_chain. This function
             contains a conditional call to sleep(3), which causes the delay.

       for (p = procs; p; p = p->next) {
          if (p->kill_how == kill_after_timeout) {
            /* Subprocess may be dead already.  Only need the timeout if not. */
            if (kill (p->pid, SIGTERM) != -1)  
              need_timeout = 1;
          } else if (p->kill_how == kill_always) {
            kill (p->pid, SIGKILL);
          }
        }
 
        /* Sleep only if we have to... */
  
        if (need_timeout) sleep (3);

        [RobH: So CGI included as SSI hangs around for longer and needs
               to be SIGTERM'ed.  Why?]

        [Roy: note also that a call to sleep will blow-out any other timeout]


Ain't gonna happen before 1.2b8 unless magic happens:

  * Marc has changed his mind and wants to have a check to be sure
    log directory(ies) isn't writable by anyone except the user starting
    the server.  The posting in bugtraq only highlites the problem.
    Needs override.  See NCSA code for sample implem.
	Status: Marc busy writing, Ed +1 on putting in to b7

  * wrong response to proxy request without proxy
	Message-ID:  <9702201640.aa07198@paris.ics.uci.edu>

  * redo lingering_close to check for old sockets to close out before
    accept() in child.  
	Status: doesn't look to be overly clean to do in the current
	framework.  Will not have time to do implementation for this
	beta in any case.  If it turns out to be a big issue,
	could go in later.  (1.2.1?)

  * multiviews not behaving properly with path info (PR#40)

  * CGIs don't get PIPE under FreeBSD; under Solaris they get a TERM
    and then a PIPE in close succession.  Hmm.  Marc will look when
    he gets a chance.

  * Solaris "accept: Too many levels of remote in path" [marc]

  * some better suexec docs would be really nice, detailing some of the
    security risks and compromises discussed
	Status: I think Randy said something about doing it at one point,
		but no one can write what  I think should be there better
		than me, if I ever have time.  Randy says he thinks 
		Jason is perhaps doing them.

  * redirect of index file causes SEGV [Marc]
	Status: have a way to stop the core dump, but that doesn't make
	it work properly.
	See also: Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.3.91.970210204402.12197B-100000@localhost.imdb.com>

  * 64-bit issues; general cleanup, sizeof(void *) != sizeof(int)

  * Randy says "seems that the processes on a Unixware machine are
    eventually all dying off. Mind you, I have not seen this, but
    that is what is being reported.  Sounds like perhaps the server is not 
    respawning new children after MaxRequestsPerChild has been reached."

  * error compiling on NeXT:
	In file included from http_main.c:108:
	/NextDeveloper/Headers/bsd/netinet/tcp.h:57: duplicate member `th_off'
	/NextDeveloper/Headers/bsd/netinet/tcp.h:58: duplicate member `th_x2'

	Status: got a login in a NeXT OpenStep 4.x machine to test,
	looks like an interaction between gcc and the header
	files.  It is trying to include definitions for both big and
	little endian platforms, and that no work.

  * Marc says Apache won't compile with HAVE_SNPRINTF defined as things
    are now because not everything includes conf.h.
       Status: Fix it when we have a platform which has snprintf.  Jim
	will look at; perhaps just include conf.h everywhere

  * new header_parse API hook is called too often
       Status: RobH posted patch, had second thoughts.  He
       suggests that mod_browser be optimised by detecting if it has been
       called already and returning early if it has.
	Roy says see also the suggestion by Doug MacEachern regarding
	addition of is_main_request() test so that any module can avoid this.


Planning/design items:

    * should the bug report page be in CVS?  Should it be in the htdocs
      tree or a seperate place?  Should it be distributed with Apache?
      The same holds for everything on the Apache web site.  Marc would
      like to see it all in CVS, but not necessarily distributed
      with Apache.  
      Roy says: It would be nice if all of the non-archive parts
      of the project tree were in a separate cvs module -- it would
      sure make updating Hyperreal a lot easier (and safer).


    * should perhaps start to think about exactly how we want to 
      handle contrib patches/programs in 1.2.  Directory on the web site?  
      Include in distribution?

Contrib stuff / future:

    * Chris Adams <cadams@ro.com> patch to mod_log_config to add %m
      and %c.

    * "Large groups cause authentication errors" on FreeBSD
      [salari@cs.ubc.ca]; problem looks to be MAX_STRING_LEN buffer
      in groups_for_user.  

  * mod_log_config patch for conditional logging
	Status: contrib, not in server

    * Jim has patch for time taken to handle a request in status module

  * Ed has an updated patch for limiting connections per IP

  * mod_include is still slow.

  * Some mirrors are out-of-date, Brian will investigate

  * add some setlocale stuff?

  * update bug report page to not have email form
	Status: +1 Roy, Dean, Marc (but some changes suggested), patch
		reposted with changes.  Needs input from people handling
		current bug reports.
	New status: reposted, still need input from people handling bug
		reports via mail right now.  

  * status module available from .htaccess files; Ken posted patch

   * status report shows PIDs in empty slots, user supplied some sort 
     of patch; behavior now is correct, but perhaps some cleanup of
     how the results are displayed could be done after 1.2...
     Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.3.95.970212030312.13867I-100000@localhost.imdb.com>


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