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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Hanging sub-processes (scripts)
Date Fri, 07 Aug 1998 20:11:23 GMT
Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Dean Gaudet wrote:
> >
> > What does strace/whatever on the httpd child show?  Is this freebsd as
> > well?
> Haven't been able to get one yet... the httpd child process seems almost
> dead responding to no signals at all. Seen it maybe twice on FreeBSD.
> Installing mod_status to see if, when it happens, I can determine the
> status.
> Of course, it could be a memory leak. I've set MaxRequestsPerChild to 0
> and it only happens when it's been running for a LONG time and VERY
> active.

Don't we have code to collect zombies somewhere? Coz some buggy OSes
don't reliably signal their death. IIRC the code was put in to collect
httpd's but could be adapted, I assume, to collect CGIs too.



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