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From Randy Kobes <ra...@theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca>
Subject Re: [RELEASE CANDIDATE] mod_perl-2.0.4 RC1
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2008 19:46:25 GMT
On Wed, 2 Apr 2008, David E. Wheeler wrote:

> On Apr 2, 2008, at 11:22, David E. Wheeler wrote:
>
>> [Wed Apr 02 11:12:49 2008] [notice] Apache/2.2.8 (Unix) world domination 
>> series/2.0 mod_ssl/2.2.8 OpenSSL/0.9.8e DAV/2 mod_perl/2.0.4-rc1 
>> Perl/v5.10.0 configured -- resuming normal operations
>> [Wed Apr 02 11:12:49 2008] [info] Server built: Apr  1 2008 16:03:28
>> 
>> Which is exactly what I would expect. So what is the test stuff missing?
>
> Turns out that it was due to insufficient entropy in /dev/random, which makes 
> digest secret creation really slow. So that would still be running when the 
> test timed out, but it would finish before I looked at the error log. The 
> solution seems to be to get apr to use /dev/urandom instead of /dev/random.
>
> At any rate, this is not a mod_perl issue, so you can ignore all of this 
> stuff -- except that bit in which I said that all the tests passed. :-)

In cases where the default timeout for starting the server
is reached, the environment variable 
APACHE_TEST_STARTUP_TIMEOUT could be used to set the
timeout to a higher value.

-- 
best regards,
Randy

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