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From catk...@spcmg.com
Subject Re: Memory limit for CGI processes?
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2002 23:26:18 GMT
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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