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From Ruediger Pluem <>
Subject Re: Piped logger nightmares
Date Tue, 09 Jan 2007 20:29:34 GMT

On 01/09/2007 06:56 PM, Sander Temme wrote:
> On Jan 9, 2007, at 9:41 AM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>> So by changing from the pipe to the shell, we blew up in the service
>> process on some boxes (XP at least).  Sander reports it does not die
>> as a service on Windows 2003, but apparently EOS to the cmd.exe  process
>> isn't a reliable deathknell.
> It doesn't die, but on my Production 2k3 server, it's littering about 
> 16 rotatelogs.exe and eight cmd.exe in the last hour. The littered 
> processes are unconnected to each other and the shells point to a 
> nonexistent httpd.exe... which doesn't seem to be crashing (no  evidence
> of that in the error log or Application event log, and 
> MaxRequestsPerChild is 0).
> I'm keeping an eye on it and periodically cleaning out the litter.
> This is Steffen's (ApacheLounge) build of 2.2.3, built July 27 2006. 
> Yesterday I played with our own (ASF) binary on my home box.

Sorry, might be unrelated noise to this, but have you checked if the patch
to PR40651 which has been backported to 2.2.4 solves this issue?



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