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From "Mathihalli, Madhusudan" <>
Subject RE: Reload CRL without re-starting Apache
Date Tue, 25 May 2004 18:11:55 GMT

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Joshua Slive [] 
>On Tue, 25 May 2004, Mathihalli, Madhusudan wrote:
>> I have a patch that achieves the purpose - but it's more of a hack. 
>> I'm looking for suggestions to clean it up.
>> Here's the current logic :
>> - user invokes "apachectl updatecrl" which sends a SIGUSR2 signal to 
>> the parent process
>Question from an innocent bystander: Is there some reason that 
>graceful" isn't good enough for this situation?

AIUI, the 'graceful' restart forces the child processes join all the
threads and re-start. (Pl. let me know if this is incorrect).

The requirement is to update the crl without causing the process to
re-start in order to achieve a zero down-time.


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