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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject [PATCH] one last try to avoid SIGSEGV on startup
Date Wed, 22 Mar 2000 10:18:24 GMT
The patch below (ignore the uninteresting but valid MULTITHREAD
change) avoids a SIGSEGV if ap_create_context() fails.  The 
particular condition used to test this code was an inability to 
initialize a mutex in ap_init_alloc().

This is basically the same patch that has been tossed around a
few times.  Ryan has already applied and/or reimplemented the more
interesting patches from the original set.

Should I:

a) commit (thanks, Dirk!)
b) toss the change and get on with life
c) rework it according to the instructions of someone who has
   actually looked at this code

   I don't like the idea of bailing out right there myself, but 
   main() and some of the functions it calls are full of unhandled 
   error paths, and it doesn't seem important right now to implement 
   a "proper" error recovery philosophy for paths that may not ever
   fail; this is different than most of those other paths because

   i) there is no context to clean up
   ii) various folks have actually hit this one :)

I'm not claiming that this solves whatever kept ap_create_context()
from working, but I have a strong aversion to SIGSEGV for any
reason and at least we write a log message that is of some small
benefit.  (One has to know the way Apache/APR was configured to start 
guessing at what might have caused ap_create_context() to fail.)

Thanks for any comments!

RCS file: /cvs/apache/apache-2.0/src/main/http_main.c,v
retrieving revision 1.34
diff -u -r1.34 http_main.c
--- http_main.c 2000/03/15 23:18:31     1.34
+++ http_main.c 2000/03/22 10:01:04
@@ -147,9 +147,6 @@
        printf(" -D PIPE_BUF=%ld\n",(long)PIPE_BUF);
-    printf(" -D MULTITHREAD\n");
     printf(" -D CHARSET_EBCDIC\n");
@@ -205,8 +202,16 @@
        ap_context_t *cntx;
+        ap_status_t stat;
+       stat = ap_create_context(&cntx, NULL);
+        if (stat != APR_SUCCESS) {
+            ap_log_error(APLOG_MARK, APLOG_ERR|APLOG_NOERRNO, 0, NULL,
+                         "ap_create_context() failed to create "
+                         "initial context");
+            exit(1);
+        }
-       ap_create_context(&cntx, NULL);
        process = ap_palloc(cntx, sizeof(process_rec));
        process->pool = cntx;
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