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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Make FLOCK mutex work PR#1056
Date Wed, 05 Nov 1997 01:28:47 GMT

On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> Hmmm... On 2nd thought, it some idiot does remove the lockfile then
> Apache would spawn new children that would immediately die because
> they can't open the file (I'm not sure if that's what you meant).
> I wonder if it's better to have Apache be more robust than that and
> actually recover?

Yup that's what I meant... Not a heck of a lot we can do.  But maybe
there's a cheap bit of protection we can work into
perform_idle_server_maintenance... if we find no alive children do a
restart?  Hmm.  I'll think about it.  It might protect against other
errors too...


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