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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: memory leak in mod_slotmem_shm
Date Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:56:24 GMT

On Sep 27, 2010, at 1:19 PM, Stefan Fritsch wrote:

> On Monday 27 September 2010, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>>> BTW, it is not that obvious that the shm is supposed to be
>>> cleaned up  and re-created on graceful restarts. This should be
>>> documented in the code.
>> That's an interesting point. I always assumed that it should be,
>> since one use for it would be as a scoreboard-like replacement
>> (and the pain for the scoreboard is that it's a set size)...
>> But I can also see reasons for it to NOT be cleaned/recreated...
>> How best to handle that??
> If it would be used for e.g. storing mod_proxy_balancer's worker 
> configuration/state, one would want the data to survive a graceful 
> restart, wouldn't one? But from a consumer's perspective, it doesn't 
> matter if this achieved by not destroying the shm segment or by saving 
> the data to disk and reloading it after recreating the shm segment.
> So it seems to me that the current functionality is enough.

But it *does* persist the data... it just clears up
the sh mem.

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