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From "Jeff Trawick" <>
Subject Re: debug apache
Date Sun, 18 Jun 2006 14:03:20 GMT
On 6/17/06, Nick Kew <> wrote:
> On Saturday 17 June 2006 09:47, Ruediger Pluem wrote:
> > On 06/17/2006 08:57 AM, Alexander Lazic wrote:
> > > On Sam 17.06.2006 00:54, Ruediger Pluem wrote:
> > >> From my current point of view the answer is: No, this is not possible
> > >> out of the box.
> > >> It may be possible if you modify the hook macros.


Getting inside these macros is what enables diagnostic features such as

a) mod_status display of where a request is being held up
b) pinpoint of the crashing module in a mod_whatkilledus report
c) logging the module and phase where a request was handled/failed in
the access log (put a string in r->subprocess_env for logging when a
module causes the hook run to stop)

> > > And do you think that the developer would accept a patch for apache 2.x
> > > and would apply it?
> >
> > Depends on the patch :-). Please take into account that these macros are
> > part of apr-util. So this discussion belongs to
> > Currently I have not made any thoughts how these macros could be modified
> > in a way such that they play together with httpd logging.
> I think you'd be far better off with a generic trace such as strace.
> They're made for precisely this kind of thing.

Solaris truss can be used to obtain this type of information.  I don't
know how to accomplish it elsewhere.

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