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From Peter Van Biesen <>
Subject Re: apache 2.0.46 : segmentation fault or hangs system
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2003 15:12:27 GMT
I'm sorry, tusc does not produce any output, the process just hangs and 
eats all cpu. Possibly the process is not doing any systemcalls ? Output :

brussel6#tusc 15721
( Attached to process 15721 ("/opt/httpd/bin/httpd -k start -DSSL") 
[32-bit] )
In user-mode 

( Detaching from process 15721 ("/opt/httpd/bin/httpd -k start -DSSL") )

Processes that do not hang, exit on a segmentation fault or a bus error 
but no core ... :-((


MATHIHALLI,MADHUSUDAN (HP-Cupertino,ex1) wrote:

>Hi Peter,
>	When you do a tusc, do you see the process looping on 'sendfile' ?.
>If 'yes', I believe it's a transport layer bug (and we need some system
>information), and I've been trying to duplicate it for the last couple of
>months, without any success. It'll be nice if I can get access to the system
>when the bug is showing up (I know it's a long shot). But, if that's not
>possible, here are a couple of things that you might want to try :
>1. Update to the latest ARPA and transport patches on your system
>2. Use 'EnableSendFile off' in httpd.conf
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Peter Van Biesen []
>Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 2:19 AM
>Subject: apache 2.0.46 : segmentation fault or hangs system
>a couple of weeks ago I upgraded our servers from 2.0.43 to 2.0.46. 
>Since then, child processes on our internal server either exit with a 
>segmentation fault or keep running but take all CPU power. Hanging 
>processes occur at a rate of about 5 per hour. As far as I can see the 
>URLs they are serving are not special and work fine with other child 
>processes - however, they are all proxy requests.
>We are using two apache 2.0.46 is a proxy chain, the internal webserver 
>hands all requests to the external apache 2.0.46. The external apache 
>does not have that problem, however, when an error occurs connecting to 
>a remote site or when an invalid status line is received, I noticed it 
>does not exit cleanly and an 'invalid status line' error is received 
>also by the internal server.
>I tried to SIGQUIT a hanging childprocess to get a core but it does not 
>respond ... Is there a way to make a child process core ( I didn't find 
>a core anywhere ) when receiving a segmentation fault ?
>The systems are HPUX 11.0 .
>Thanks in advance !

Peter Van Biesen
Adj. Sysadmin V.F.S.I.P.H.

tel: +32 (0) 2 225 85 70
fax: +32 (0) 2 225 85 88

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