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From Yehuda Katz <>
Subject Re: Configuration error handling after httpd restart
Date Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:12:00 GMT
Since this is up for discussion anyway, what if there was an option to set
a directive as ignore-able.

For example, PHP allows you to preface a function with `@` to ignore errors

That way, if you restart and the error is "Invalid command 'Xyzzy',", you
could make the decision to ignore it.

I am not sure how useful this would be in practice. The only thing that
comes to mind is with a module like mod_auth_mysql where you could ignore
errors about it being missing while still requiring some other type of
authentication with satisfy any.

- Y

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Jim Riggs <> wrote:

> On 14 Apr 2014, at 10:38, Eric Covener <> wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Mike Rumph <>
> wrote:
> >> If there is an unknown directive in the config file, simply ignore it
> with a
> >> warning.
> >
> > You can't do that.  What if it was "Reqiure"?
> I agree with Eric. I would not want unknown directives to be ignored. It
> might be a typo of a really important directive like Eric describes. Or,
> what if a module I really, really need is accidentally disabled and we just
> ignore all of its directives? Not good.
> In this particular case, duplicating a Listen directive doesn't seem like
> it should bomb out the server.
> Listen 80
> ...
> Listen 80
> It's superfluous, but not really a critical error. So, my patch just
> ignores subsequent duplicate Listens.

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