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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1363557 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk: CHANGES docs/log-message-tags/next-number server/mpm/event/event.c server/mpm/worker/worker.c
Date Sun, 22 Jul 2012 14:24:50 GMT
On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 8:49 AM, Rainer Jung <rainer.jung@kippdata.de> wrote:
> On 19.07.2012 23:31, trawick@apache.org wrote:
>>
>> Author: trawick
>> Date: Thu Jul 19 21:31:52 2012
>> New Revision: 1363557
>>
>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1363557&view=rev
>> Log:
>> mpm_event, mpm_worker: Remain active amidst prevalent child process
>> resource shortages.
>>
>> This is a somewhat different direction than r168182 ("transient thread
>> creation errors shouldn't take down the whole server").
>>
>> r168182: If APEXIT_CHILDSICK is received and there aren't any
>>           active children at the time, exit.
>>
>> Now:     If APEXIT_CHILDSICK is received and we never successfully
>>           initialized a child, exit.
>>
>> The issue seen with the r168182 handling is that it is rather easy
>> to be left with no active child processes (which causes the server
>> to exit completely) during a resource shortage that lasts for some
>> measurable period of time, as contrasted with a resource shortage
>> that results in only a handful of allocation failures.
>>
>> Now the server will remain active, though as long as the resource
>> shortage exists children may continually fail and the parent will
>> try once per second to create a replacement.  The existing logic
>> to reduce the spawn rate after such errors will prevent the
>> parent from trying to create children more rapidly.
>>
>> Modified:
>>      httpd/httpd/trunk/CHANGES
>>      httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/log-message-tags/next-number
>>      httpd/httpd/trunk/server/mpm/event/event.c
>>      httpd/httpd/trunk/server/mpm/worker/worker.c
>>
>> Modified: httpd/httpd/trunk/CHANGES
>> URL:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/CHANGES?rev=1363557&r1=1363556&r2=1363557&view=diff
>>
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- httpd/httpd/trunk/CHANGES [utf-8] (original)
>> +++ httpd/httpd/trunk/CHANGES [utf-8] Thu Jul 19 21:31:52 2012
>> @@ -1,6 +1,9 @@
>>                                                            -*- coding:
>> utf-8 -*-
>>   Changes with Apache 2.5.0
>>
>> +  *) mpm_event, mpm_worker: Remain active amidst prevalent child process
>> +     resource shortages.  [Jeff Trawick]
>> +
>>     *) mpm_event, mpm_worker: Fix cases where the spawn rate wasn't
>> reduced
>>        after child process resource shortages.  [Jeff Trawick]
>>
>>
>> Modified: httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/log-message-tags/next-number
>> URL:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/log-message-tags/next-number?rev=1363557&r1=1363556&r2=1363557&view=diff
>>
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/log-message-tags/next-number (original)
>> +++ httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/log-message-tags/next-number Thu Jul 19
>> 21:31:52 2012
>> @@ -1 +1 @@
>> -2324
>> +2326
>>
>> Modified: httpd/httpd/trunk/server/mpm/event/event.c
>> URL:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/server/mpm/event/event.c?rev=1363557&r1=1363556&r2=1363557&view=diff
>>
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- httpd/httpd/trunk/server/mpm/event/event.c (original)
>> +++ httpd/httpd/trunk/server/mpm/event/event.c Thu Jul 19 21:31:52 2012
>> @@ -183,6 +183,7 @@ static apr_uint32_t lingering_count = 0;
>>   static apr_uint32_t suspended_count = 0;    /* Number of suspended
>> connections */
>>   static apr_uint32_t clogged_count = 0;      /* Number of threads
>> processing ssl conns */
>>   static int resource_shortage = 0;
>> +static int had_healthy_child = 0;
>>   static fd_queue_t *worker_queue;
>>   static fd_queue_info_t *worker_queue_info;
>>   static int mpm_state = AP_MPMQ_STARTING;
>> @@ -2403,6 +2404,7 @@ static void perform_idle_server_maintena
>>           int any_dying_threads = 0;
>>           int any_dead_threads = 0;
>>           int all_dead_threads = 1;
>> +        int child_threads_active = 0;
>>
>>           if (i >= retained->max_daemons_limit
>>               && totally_free_length == retained->idle_spawn_rate)
>> @@ -2438,6 +2440,7 @@ static void perform_idle_server_maintena
>>                   }
>>                   if (status >= SERVER_READY && status < SERVER_GRACEFUL)
>> {
>>                       ++active_thread_count;
>> +                    ++child_threads_active;
>
>
> Couldn't we now simplify by adding child_threads_active to
> active_thread_count outside the loop instead of incrementing
> active_thread_count for each thread?

yes/thanks!

>
>
>>                   }
>>               }
>>           }
>> @@ -2464,6 +2467,9 @@ static void perform_idle_server_maintena
>>               }
>>               ++free_length;
>>           }
>> +        else if (child_threads_active == threads_per_child) {
>> +            had_healthy_child = 1;
>> +        }
>
>
> As I understand it had_healthy_child is never reset. So when we do an
> "apachectl restart" (or graceful) the children started before that event
> still count. I'd say after a restart the condition should be reset, because
> often the config will have changed.

Ahh, I had loadable-MPM in my mind, and had_healthy_child would be
reset when the MPM was reloaded.  But with a statically linked MPM
had_healthy_child doesn't work right.  I'll fix that too.  (Generally
I see some potential confusion between the flags/counters used in
children, for which a forked child always gets a clean, initialized
copy, and flags/counters used in the parent but aren't intended to be
retained across unload/load, which can have initialization issues.
Maybe some rearrangement will help.)

>
> ...
>
> The same comments apply to the worker MPM patch.

Yep.

Thanks again for looking...

>
> Regards,
>
> Rainer



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