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From Philippe MARASSE <>
Subject [users@httpd] perchild mpm issue
Date Thu, 10 Mar 2005 21:26:56 GMT

    I'm testing the perchild mpm but I ran into some troubles like this 
one (from error_log) :

[Tue Mar 08 22:01:38 2005] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user 
name from uid 500, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Tue Mar 08 22:01:39 2005] [alert] Child 9856 returned a Fatal 
error...\nApache is exiting!

    Of course, my user is recognized by my system :-)

[root@tabr philippe]# id philippe
uid=500(philippe) gid=500(philippe) 

My section about perchild mpm in httpd.conf is like :

<IfModule perchild.c>
NumServers           5
StartThreads         5
MinSpareThreads      5
MaxSpareThreads     10
MaxThreadsPerChild  20
MaxRequestsPerChild  10000

AcceptMutex fcntl
ChildPerUserID philippe webdev 2


<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/webdev
    ServerName webdev.dune

    AssignUserID philippe webdev

My running system is a Fedora Core 2 with httpd 2.0.53, php 5.0.3 & 
mod_auth_kerb 5.0-rc6, all compiled by myself from vanilla sources. 
Apache was compiled with these options :

./configure --datadir=/var/www --sysconfdir=/etc/httpd2 \
            --enable-so --enable-ssl=shared --enable-mods-shared=all \

BTW, I'm using openLDAP to manage the users on my server. The error 
occurs when I try to access my http://webdev.dune virtualhost, apache 
does not answer and stops immediately.

Any idea out here ?


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