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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: child process limits
Date Fri, 24 Oct 1997 23:13:42 GMT
This came up a few months ago, a fellow here posted a patch he was using. 
It wasn't something we could include in the distribution though.  See also
PR#1028 for my ideas regarding memory resources. 


On Fri, 24 Oct 1997, Rob Hartill wrote:

> Is there any way to configure Apache to give it time limits on a
> child process ? We can set limits for CGI but how about the apache
> processes themselves ?
> I've seen a couple of my httpd's stuck in a cpu chewing state. This
> is probably some accidental infinite loop in my own perl running
> with mod_perl. These problems are hard to catch and even after
> ataching gdb to a process it's not always easy to trace back to the
> offending code/url combo. While trying to track these problems down
> it'd be very useful to have a way to limit the cpu time the process
> is allowed so I can nuke anything running for more than a couple of
> minutes.
> Is there a way to do this ?
> --
> Rob Hartill                              Internet Movie Database (Ltd)
>   .. a site for sore eyes.

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