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From "Silvio Lopes de Oliveira" <slo...@shuf.com>
Subject Re: Memory limit for CGI processes?
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2002 23:32:40 GMT
The program is written in C++. During each loop, I read a single line from a
text file, which is stored in a dynamically allocated array of characters
and then added to a linked list.

----- Original Message -----
From: <catkins@spcmg.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 3:26 PM
Subject: Re: Memory limit for CGI processes?


> What language are you using, where you have to think about memory
> allocation?
>
> On Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 05:16 PM, Silvio Lopes de Oliveira wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am writing a series of CGI programs that must run on both MS IIS and
> > Apache on Linux. Although they work perfectly on IIS, many of them are
> > stalling on Linux--I get a "Page cannot be displayed error" on Internet
> > Explorer, but no errors are reported in the Apache log.. I ran the
> > experiment below and now I'm inclined to believe my problem is related
> > to
> > how much memory my CGI process is allowed to use.
> >
> > I have a loop that allocates a certain number of bytes of memory each
> > time
> > it is executed, which get deallocated later on in the program. As long
> > as I
> > make it loop 4 times or less, the program executes correctly--a greater
> > number of loops will cause the error described. However, if cut the
> > bytes
> > allocated in half, I can set the loop to 9 repetitions, and if cut it in
> > half again I can set it to loop19 times without error.
> >
> > This behavior of being able to roughly double the number of loops each
> > time
> > I cut the allocated memory in half makes me inclined to believe Apache
> > (or
> > maybe Linux?) sets a cap on the memory my CGI process can use. Does
> > anyone
> > know anything on this subject? I know very little about web servers, so
> > any
> > help is appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Silvio
> >
> >
> >
> >
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