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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Resurce Temporarily Unavailable : Could not spawn child process for ..
Date Sat, 04 Jul 1998 18:26:43 GMT
Piotr, I'm not a freebsd user... but many of the other developers are, so
I cc'd them on this. 


On Thu, 2 Jul 1998, Piotr A. Sygula wrote:

> Dear Dean,
> I'm running FreeBSD 3.0-971225-SNAP release with Apache 1.3b5 on a
> 200Mhz Pentium Pro with 128MB of RAM.  I'm running into spawnig problems
> when the server reaches a certain level of usage.  I know that I have
> plenty of system resources left avilable...
> >From looking over the problem reports, I was pointed to the FDLIMIT
> dilemma.  I edited Configuration in the src subdir of the apache dist.
> tree by changing
> Then I ran Configure and then make.  Compilation went with no prob. so I
> copied the new executable, and HUPpped the parent process.
> Unfortunately, that did not fix the problem, the errors still occur as
> though nothing changed.
> My question is : Did I screw up somewhere, or maybe skipped a vital step
> ?  Do I need to screw with libc, or is my FreeBSD current enough to
> where I don't have to worry about it ?
> Please help, I've been battling this problem for the past three weeks,
> and now my customers are getting peaved b/c their CGIs only run
> sometimes.  I feel like an idiot cause I don't know what to tell them.
> Could you please walk me through upping the FDLIMIT (if you think that
> that is the root of the problem) ?
> Thank you kindly in advance...
> --
> ----
> Piotr A. Sygula
> President - NetShapers, Inc.

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