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From Dave Tamasi <d...@wws.net>
Subject general/686: "couldn't spawn child process" on a moderately busy webserver
Date Fri, 06 Jun 1997 03:20:02 GMT

>Number:         686
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       "couldn't spawn child process" on a moderately busy webserver
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache (Apache HTTP Project)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jun  5 20:20:01 1997
>Originator:     dave@wws.net
>Organization:
apache
>Release:        1.2b10
>Environment:
DEC Alpha 2100 running Digital Unix 4.0A (OSF1 racer.wws.net V4.0 464 alpha)
250 MHz chip, 256 MB RAM
>Description:
Excerpt from error_log:

[Thu Jun  5 21:48:34 1997] access to /usr/data/web/newfree/redirect.cgi failed f
or pigdog.wws.net, reason: couldn't spawn child process

I'm trying to run a very simple redirect cgi script,
and 9 out of 10 times I get an error.
>How-To-Repeat:
racer.wws.net/newfree/redirect.cgi?www.cnn.com (for example)
>Fix:
No!  It works fine when the server is first started, but then fails every time!  Help%2
>Audit-Trail:
>Unformatted:



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