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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Alerting when fnctl is going bad
Date Thu, 26 Sep 2002 01:00:56 GMT

On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> to let the OS tell us when something has gone afoul rather than
> trying to second-guess it when the error only means "You were
> interrupted - try again."  So, I don't think there is a metric
> that can work (without fail) for this case.  -- justin

Well the numbers in that patch seem to work on sol/bsd/linux since 1.3.9
under just about any set of circumstances.

So let's think out of the box then - how can we prevent apache from
spinning *forever* in that while loop when something has gone astray ?


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