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From Roman Weinberger <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Strange SIGTERM problem
Date Wed, 07 May 2003 08:35:24 GMT

Boyle Owen wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Roman Weinberger []
>>I found some strange stuff in my apache 1.3.27 (no modules compiled.., 
>>running on redhat 7.3) logfiles:
>> - - [03/May/2003:18:54:34 +0200] "-" 408 -
>408 is a "request timeout"... But we can't see what the request is.
yes, i know that. the strange thing is, that there is no other request 
from this ip anywhere...

>- Have you set a special LogFormat which reduces the data presented?

>- What does a successful request (code 200) look like?
> - - [07/May/2003:10:29:00 +0200] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 382

>>[Sat May  3 18:55:15 2003] [warn] child process 1302 still did 
>>not exit, sending a SIGTERM
>Did you try to shutdown apache at this point?  I guess this would happen
>if the parent has been signalled to shut down but the child process
>(i.e. the server daemon) is busy. The parent is then forced to send a
>SIGTERM to kill it. This would tie in with your timeout question in the
>access logs (I note the time is similar).
nope, did not try to shut it down.

>- Does this happen occasionally or frequently?
did happen only once, but the server was down until today... (only a 

>- Are the requests always from the same client (i.e.
>- Does anything else happen to the server (go slow, DoS etc.)?
IIRC i worked with X at that time and didn't notice anything unusual.

thx for your time,

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