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From "Leif W" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2 caching dynamic scripts
Date Fri, 05 Sep 2003 00:19:39 GMT
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Carl Youngblood" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 8:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2 caching dynamic scripts
> Carl Youngblood wrote:
> >>>> I've been experiencing a problem with Apache 2 and dynamic scripts.
> >>>> I've seen it in both PHP (mod_php) and FastCGI scripts.  The
> >>>> problem is
> >>>> that when I modify a script, Apache continues to serve out the old
> >>>> version of the script.  The only way I have been able to get it to
> >>>> re-parse the script is to actually restart apache.
> >>>
> >>   What do the access/error logs show when you request the revised
> >>  script?
> >>
> > Every one of my requests gets recorded in the access log like this:
> ...
> Never mind.  I just learned that the problem is actually in FastCGI and
> it is a feature, not a bug!  I'm sorry to trouble you all.  FastCGI is
> so fast because it keeps scripts in memory, so if I modify a script, the
> old one is still in memory and obviously won't get changed.  I need to
> HUP a script manually if I want my changes to show.  Anyway, thanks for
> looking into this for me.
> Carl

Ah, that makes sense.  I saw the problem in the past (long time ago), but I
was not the server admin and not too familiar with Apache and was just told
"that's the way it is", for production server, so I didn't comment.  So an
alternate solution was to have a development server without the caching.
Something to keep in mind when delving into other modules like FastCGI.
Thanks for the update and explanation.


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