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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Return of bug 14219 in version 2.2.8? (too many SSL VHs causes fopen to fail) - UNDERSTOOD (?)
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2008 10:28:01 GMT
On Fri, Apr 04, 2008 at 11:52:15AM +0200, Boyle Owen wrote:
> As an aside, our apache listens on 88 ports and has 102 piped log files
> to write to. Add on STDIN/OUT/ERR and the Pid and Lock files and that's
> how we get to 195. Comparing the two versions, we see the only
> difference is in the number of pipes  - 102 in 2.2.6 and 235 in 2.2.8.
> So something is doubling up the number of pipes (and then some...) 
> I then trawled the code to see what has changed and found that there is
> a recent addition to server/log.c
> (
> iff&r1=602466&r2=602467) that seems to redirect SDTOUT and STDERR to the
> access and error logs. Would this have the effect of doubling the number
> of pipes?

Can you capture truss output ("truss -o foo bin/httpd" or something 
similar) and file a bug?  It sounds like a regression in the piped 
logger code, it shouldn't be leaving any more open fds in the parent 


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