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From "Stephen M. Przepiora" <>
Subject Re: Strange SSI problems
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2002 18:25:40 GMT
Hello and thanks for replying,
	Here is an example of the errors I have recieved, keep in mind
eveything worked and no one was logged into the box at all before I
started to recieve errors. The box also wasn't that busy:
[Tue Mar 26 09:19:22 2002] [error] [client] unable to
include "/oswegodailynewscgi/centralad/ssirand.cgi?REGION=Top_Banner" in
parsed file

[Tue Mar 26 09:19:22 2002] [error] [client] Premature end
of script headers:

I think these errors are pointing to a symptom of whatever problem I'm

Once I stop the server completely and start it up again everything
works. I have also (via lsof | wc -l) counted open files and at one
point during a failure there were 6300 open files on the system and
later when it was working I counted 7600 open files.

Steve Przepiora

On Tue, 2002-03-26 at 13:13, Joshua Slive wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Stephen M. Przepiora wrote:
> > Yesterday we got a call from a customer saying they were having problems
> > with their web pages, and it turns out any SSI that includes a cgi has
> > broken. I tried restarting apache using /etc/init.d/httpd restart. This
> > did not work. Then I tried /etc/init.d/httpd stop, puased, then ran
> > /etc/init.d/httpd start. The problem went away.
> >
> > I am totally confused now, because yesterday it happened also and other
> > than apache compaing about unable to include the cgi, I dont see any
> > error messages.
> There really should be a message in the error log.  Are you absolutely
> sure that there is nothing relevant?  Can you define what you mean exactly
> by the cgi being "broken".  Are you using "include virtual" (the
> recommended technique)?
> If I had to guess, I would point at something like file-descriptors as
> being a possible source of the problem.
> Joshua.
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