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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Tons of Segfaults in Apache-Prefork 2.2.4
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:00:20 GMT
On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 12:16 PM, Markus Meyer <> wrote:

>  I enabled CoreDumpDirectory in httpd.conf, made a "ulimit -c unlimited" and
> started Apache. When I had a segfault there was no corefile in the specified
> directory and Apache was still running. Only the forked process was gone and
> a new was spawned. After two days or sometimes a week Apache gets really
> slow and can handle only a fourth or less of it's usual traffic.

It is expected that apache should still be running, but you should be
able to get a core file. Without the core file, it is almost
impossible to debug a segfault. There is a little more guidance here:


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