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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: PerlFreshRestart
Date Mon, 24 Feb 2003 22:18:36 GMT
William McKee wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to make a suggestion regarding the docs on PerlFreshRestart.
> First of all, *THANKS* for all those who are making these available. I'd
> still be searching the net for an answer to my segfaults if it weren't
> for these resources.

Thanks ;)

> Now, to perhaps save the next poor programmer/sys-admin from the
> troubles I've had, I'd suggest that the Troubleshooting FAQ regarding
> the PerlFreshRestart section
> <>
> include something along the following lines (mainly to improve the
> chances of search engines indexing for the terms I was using to do my
> search; I had no clue the cause was the PerlFreshRestart, or even
> mod_perl for that matter):
> If you are having problems doing a graceful restart of the Apache
> server (such as the server process dying), turning off the
> PerlFreshRestart option may fix your problem.  Some users have seen no
> problems starting the server, no errors written to the logs, but no
> server running after a restart. 

Sure, I've adjusted the explanation to something similar. Update pending.

> Granted, I'm not 100% sure this is the solution but my initial tests
> seem to show that it has fixed my graceful restart problem. I am going
> to set the server to restart hourly for the next couple of days. If I
> find that changing the PerlFreshRestart option does not fix my problem,
> I'll let you know.
> Finally, I want to point out that the definition of PerlFreshRestart
> <>
> includes an erroneous setting (at least with Apache 1.3.27). The
> following directive:
> 	PerlFreshRestart No
> produces an error when I run it with apachectl configtest. It says the
> settings should be On or Off.

Thank you, William, that has been fixed as well.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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