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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Porting APACHE to a mips RISC/os Release 5 computer.
Date Thu, 30 Oct 1997 19:37:30 GMT
We don't have any port for this computer ... there are two files I can
think of that might cause this:

- the scoreboard file
- the lock file

If you're on NFS, either of those will cause hell.  You should eliminate
the scoreboard file by using one of the HAVE_MMAP or HAVE_SHMGET defines
if you can support it.  The lockfile you can redirect to /var/tmp/foo with
the LockFile directive.

Beyond that I'd suggest using "top", find the culprit pids, and then using
whatever your variant of "strace" is to trace the task and see what it's
doing.  Other names for "strace" are "truss", "par", "ktrace".


On Fri, 17 Oct 1997, David G Taylor wrote:

> Dear Sir/Madam,
> I have been attempting to do a port of the Apache V1.2.4 software to 
> an older Unix system.  The machine is a mips RC3230 computer running 
> the RISC/os Release 5 Unix. It supports 3 different C compilers - 
> the one I have been using the the System V Release 4 compiler.
> After following the guidance in the PORTING file, I was able to get 
> APACHE to successfully compile. However upon setting it up and 
> running it, I find that just the request to get the supplied 
> INDEX.HTML file causes the computer to thrash, and slow down 
> considerably. It appears to be searching the disk for something but 
> cant find it.  I am running it as a standalone server, and have 
> checked that there is no entry for port 80 in the /etc/inetd.conf.
> Could you suggest where I might look for the problem? I have checked 
> the error_log file, but there is no record of any error. Do you know 
> of a port for the above computer?
> Thanks in anticipation.
> Best Regards,
>     David G Taylor  Email :
>     Software Officer Electrotechnology Dept.
>     Auckland Institute of Technology. Ph (09) 307 9999 X 8086.
> "Repent,Believe,Receive - the three keywords to Heaven!"
>                          ---- **** ----

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