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From Bojan Smojver <>
Subject Re: Debugging Apache
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2001 23:29:46 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Bojan Smojver wrote:
> > scheme due to the fact I've been upgrading from older versions). This
> > directory is owned by root:root and only root user has write permissions
> > on it. Apache runs as apache:apache on my system and since child
> > processes are executed as apache, which is someone that doesn't have the
> > privilege to write here, nothing gets written, right? Could that be it?
> The "normal" reason for Apache not dump core is that it normally
> starts as root then setuid()s to another user.  So most unixes, by
> default, do not allow a core dump since it has setuid() so there
> may still be "privileged" information in memory from pre-setuid()
> times.
> If you set it up so it isn't started by root (normally requiring it be
> on a port >1024) then you can avoid this.

Thanks. I'll try that.

> > When I was experimenting with compilers, Apache dumped the core in / and
> > that was the parent process (which runs as root) that did it. Not clear
> > why its core ended up in /...
> Probably just because of where the problem happened in the process
> of starting up...

OK. Makes sense.


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