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From Jaysingh Samuel <jayasingh.sam...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: Repetitive warnings on ErrorLogs.
Date Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:16:25 GMT

Hi, 
Iam using Apache -2.0.55 in Suse Operating systems. Will check out in latest stable version
and let you know. 
Thanks, Jaysingh

> Subject: RE: Repetitive warnings on ErrorLogs.
> Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 13:48:22 -0400
> From: Houser.Rick@aoins.com
> To: modules-dev@httpd.apache.org
> 
> This is a known issue in IBM's 2.0.47 port of Apache (IHS), which was
> fixed in a later upstream version (possibly by the 2.2.8 port, but I
> really can't say for sure).  It would take a lot of digging for me to
> locate the specific version, so I'm going to pass on that one.  At least
> in my case, this message was completely harmless and could be ignored.
> 
> What version of Apache are you running?  Does this message appear in the
> latest stable release?
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Rick Houser
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> Systems Support
> (517)703-2580
>  
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jaysingh Samuel [mailto:jayasingh.samuel@hotmail.com] 
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 7:55 AM
> > To: modules-dev@httpd.apache.org
> > Subject: RE: Repetitive warnings on ErrorLogs.
> > 
> > 
> > Hi soren, 
> > Thanks for useful information on this. 
> > We are not spawning children from the pre/post config, but 
> > still i could see the long lost child alerts. This alerts is 
> > coming only on graceful restart(SIGUSR) of the server and not 
> > on restart on the server. 
> > When i did debug on the worker server_main function i could 
> > see that after the run config is done for all the modules, 
> > there are many process ID thrown with "long lost child", and 
> > after that the server resumes with the children. 
> > Iam wondering is the alerts are showing because of the custom 
> > modules what we are using a longer time to finish with?. 
> > Please throw some light on this. 
> > Thanks in advance. Jaysingh Samuel
> > > Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 08:51:25 +0200
> > > Subject: Re: Repetitive warnings on ErrorLogs.
> > > From: sorinm@gmail.com
> > > To: modules-dev@httpd.apache.org
> > > 
> > > On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 08:41, Jaysingh
> > > Samuel<jayasingh.samuel@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > > We are getting the following warning's on the error Logs. 
> > The warning are shown at graceful restart of apache server.
> > > >
> > > > [warn] long lost child came home! (pid 31188)
> > > >
> > > > We are doing graceful restart of apache server every 30 
> > minutes and we get these warning repetitively, i have tested 
> > with the apache "restart" and that's not showing warning.
> > > > Is this a fatal error?. More light on this regarding the 
> > cause and solution to stop this will be very helpful.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance,Jaysingh Samuel.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Apache keeps its children in a table of process IDs, called the
> > > scoreboard. Then, the main server, the one that has created and
> > > started the children processes, waits on them. When the child exits,
> > > the main server looks up the PID of the exiting child in the
> > > scoreboard. If the child is not in the scoreboard, you get this
> > > warning.
> > > 
> > > It may occur if you start children from your main server 
> > (for example
> > > in the pre/post_config hooks). As you start them yourself, 
> > they won't
> > > be managed by apache, so their PIDs do not appear in the scoreboard.
> > > This would be a "harmless" way in which you could get the 
> > warning when
> > > you shut down your children.
> > > 
> > > S
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