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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Treatment of child process of a CGI
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2005 19:42:02 GMT
On Apr 8, 2005 2:35 PM, Jain, Abhay K, ALABS <> wrote:
> I have a CGI script that forks a shell script S.
> This shell script starts some other process X and waits and does some cleanup.
> Everything works fine if the shell script is finished with 5 minutes or so.
> However after 5 minutes, the cgi script dies. Shell script S is still waiting around.
> When child X finishes, it seems that shell script dies without finishing up
> any cleanup. What is happening here. I have ported
> web server from Netscape to Apache and Netscape allowed Shell S to finish up.

Check the Timeout directive in httpd.conf.


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