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From Tom Evans <tevans...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] CGI-BIN Timeout Question w/ Python
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:00:00 GMT
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Sean Cavanaugh (scavanau)
<scavanau@cisco.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
>
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> I am trying to write a webpage wrapper for some scripts I have written in
> python on my FreeBSD 9 machine.
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> When I do this on the command line
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> #python tests.py
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> It works fine, although the script takes 8 full seconds to run…(normal) when
> I do a:
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> proc = subprocess.Popen(['/usr/local/bin/python', 'tests.py'],
> stdout=subprocess.PIPE)

What do you do with proc after this? I imagine that your proc
finishes, but hangs because it is waiting for an unexited child.

>
>
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> in a cgi-bin .py webpage the script seems to time out.  There are no errors
> in the log (/var/log/httpd-error.log).  When I make a ‘fake’ shorter version
> of the script that only takes a fraction of a second to run (versus the full
> 8 second version) the subprocess.Popen command works fine and returns the
> data fine to the web browser.  Doing some digging it looks like the cgi-bin
> timeout is default at 300 seconds which I am nowhere near…  I am not sure
> where to go at this point… I was thinking of running this in the background
> so the script can continue on using (&) and then checking afterwards for a
> results file or something… but that seems like a crappy fix.  Sorry to be so
> ambiguous but I have no errors (just behavior) to work with and I think it’s
> probably an architecture problem with the way I am approaching this on
> apache.  I am open to any and all suggestions but unfortunately I can switch
> off FreeBSD 9.
>

FreeBSD is a boon, not a burden :)

Cheers

Tom

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