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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject RE: [PATCH] using freed memory, and a memory debugger
Date Thu, 09 Oct 1997 21:52:07 GMT
Oh btw, you'll probably want to run httpd with -X ... this causes it to
not spawn any children.  Where this will bite you is if you go to a page
with gifs on it, because of keep-alive it'll take a bunch of timeouts to
load all the images.  That's expected. 

You'll also hit the default 30 request limit and httpd will exit ... these
are all the wonders of -X :)

After we've got it purified clean under -X, switching to the normal model
with children would be a nice thing.

Dean Gaudet, Performance Analyst, Transmeta Corp.

On Thu, 9 Oct 1997, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> Yup they're against 1.3b1.  Patch it in, add -DALLOC_USE_MALLOC to
> EXTRA_CFLAGS, and then try out various things: 
> - try accessing a non-existant url
> - try accessing /server-status
> - try accessing a plain html page or gifs or anything static
> - try accessing a parsed html page
> - try accessing an automatic directory index
> - try kill -USR1, -HUP, and -TERM
> Tell us if you find anything.  I've included the latest version of the
> patch.  You'll need this because it fixes two problems that purify would
> barf on, and has the ALLOC_USE_MALLOC code which makes purifying more
> relevant. 

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