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From Alexei Kosut <>
Subject Re: Questionable bug in SIGTERM handling.. (fwd)
Date Fri, 12 Sep 1997 18:36:42 GMT
On Fri, 12 Sep 1997, Jules Bean wrote:

> The way apache (1.2.4) handles SIGTERM handling is questionable....
> I understand it SIGKILL the child web servers, to ensure a quick exit, but
> the problem is that it SIGKILLs all its children... including, for
> example, any program spawned as a log pipe.  This program then can't catch
> the signal to flush its buffer, leaving broken log files.

Yes, this is a known problem with Apache 1.2. It has been fixed in the
1.3 development tree, and Apache 1.3b1 (due out shortly) should correctly
send a SIGTERM to the Apache children, and clean up and exit gracefully.

Thanks for using Apache!

-- Alexei Kosut <>

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