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From Tom Evans <>
Subject Re: How to fail in case of an error
Date Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:26:55 GMT
On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 1:10 PM,  <> wrote:
> Hi,
> what is the recommended way for a module to fail the start of Apache, if the module cannot
be started (e.g. due to a configuration problem)?

It depends. If you know it has failed in a directive configuration
handler, you can return a char* with an error message. httpd will
print out the error message and exit.

If you only know after parsing all the directives, and trying to
combine them in module_init, you can simply exit(3). At this point,
httpd is performing the initial parsing of httpd.conf, when httpd is
running as a single process and thread.



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