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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Re: SEGVs and PHP.. but not PHP?
Date Thu, 24 Apr 1997 15:53:34 GMT
>     From PR#389:
> >From the fingers of Lewis De Payne flowed the following:
> >
> >> Synopsis: httpd - caught SIGSEGV (segment violation!)
> >> 
> >> State-Changed-From-To: open-feedback
> >> State-Changed-By:
> >> State-Changed-When: Wed Apr 23 05:02:19 PDT 1997
> >> State-Changed-Why:
> >> We have seen this problem with FreeBSD and PHP.  Would you
> >> please try updating to the latest version of mod_php and
> >> see if the problem persists?  Please let us know the results.
> >
> >Shortly after submitting the PR, I upgraded to the latest CVS
> >release of PHP after receiving a tip from one of your people.
> >This has not cured the problem.  Please advise.
>     Okey, he's running "FreeBSD 2.2.1 RELEASE #0" and "PHP/FI-2.0b11"
>     and not getting a core dump.  This is starting to get monotonous..
>     a) Rasmus, are there known SEGV problems with this version of PHP?
>        Does he need to upgrade?
>     b) Do we have a list of systems that need to be frobbed in order to
>        dump core from superuser jobs?  (FreeBSD, Linux, ... ; what
>        variants/versions...)
>     c) Do we have instructions about how to enable core dumps for [B]
>        systems?  (I thought we had a couple, but now I can't find
>        them..)
>     I put something in the FAQ about the missing dumps, but it looks
>     like more is needed - like a page of how to work around it.
>     #ken    :-(}

As CC'd to the bug list, I have provided him with Marc's 
instructions on how to get FreeBSD to dump core. I have also 
suggested that he grab the latest snapshot since I have a feeling 
that some of the signal handling and timeout changes could be helpful

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