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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Graceful on NFS slow
Date Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:37:48 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan van den Berg [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 1:29 PM
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] Graceful on NFS slow
> Hello,
> when issuing a graceful command it seems that Apache checks 
> all the DocumentRoots by trying to opening them to see if 
> they exist and if they dont issue a warning.
> In my current setup this results in a very slow graceful 
> since all my DocumentRoots are on a NFS filesystem and 
> checking them for some reason takes a lot of time.
> So the question is: can I issue a graceful command without 
> checking the DocumentRoots? So that Apache just loads the new 
> config without checking it for faults/warnings etc?

AFAIK, not without hacking the source. It is typical of apache to stat all directories as
part of the configtest phase (btw, you should get the same effect with configtest). 

I'd be more worried as to why the lookups take so long - is there a similar slow response
when you try to access the docroot of a VH?

Owen Boyle
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> Thanks,
> Jan
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