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From <eric.b...@barclayscapital.com>
Subject [users@httpd] RE: OPTIONS Requests Hanging Around ...solved.
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2010 22:31:08 GMT
We found a big problem with one of the servers against which we authenticate, which was holding
up both our server requests as well as that of the server to which we are proxying, and that
was causing things to behave badly.

Also, as most of you probably know, the '.' in the 4th column means '"." Open slot with no
current process', so I guess that the request and the process that served it are both done
and gone.  Nothing to worry about, but in the context of the other problems that we were seeing
with the servers, it was causing some concern.

In any case, thanks for being there.

Eric

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Berg, Eric: IT (NYK) 
> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 2:15 PM
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: [users@httpd] OPTIONS Requests Hanging Around 
> 
> Hey, folks.  I'm seeing a bunch of OPTIONS * requests that 
> are hanging around for a long time.  The entries in my 
> server-status that look like this:
> 
> 3-2     1598    1/211/71054     C       5.93    61210   0     
>   0.0     17.96   6065.14         127.0.0.1       xxx.com 
> OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 8-0     30088   1/880/18596     G       2.37    171552  0     
>   0.0     73.43   1455.55         127.0.0.1       xxx.com 
> OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 8-0     30088   1/880/18596     G       2.37    171552  0     
>   0.0     73.43   1455.55         127.0.0.1       xxx.com 
> OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 
> and
> 
> 10-0    -       0/0/1123        .       0.54    427     0     
>   0.0     0.00    95.22   127.0.0.1       xxx.com  
>     OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 11-0    -       0/0/1281        .       1.47    523     0     
>   0.0     0.00    96.53   127.0.0.1       xxx.com  
>     OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 12-0    -       0/0/1433        .       5.11    435     0     
>   0.0     0.00    116.47  127.0.0.1       xxx.com  
>     OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 13-0    -       0/0/1029        .       1.26    494     0     
>   0.0     0.00    76.65   127.0.0.1       xxx.com  
>     OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 14-0    -       0/0/798 .       0.35    474     0       0.0   
>   0.00    56.96   127.0.0.1       xxx.com      
> OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 15-0    -       0/0/1453        .       2.36    414     0     
>   0.0     0.00    111.63  127.0.0.1       xxx.com  
>     OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 16-0    -       0/0/1420        .       1.86    471     0     
>   0.0     0.00    103.11  127.0.0.1       xxx.com  
>     OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 17-0    -       0/0/1106        .       0.53    469     0     
>   0.0     0.00    79.76   127.0.0.1       xxx.com  
>     OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 18-0    -       0/0/1111        .       0.41    492     0     
>   0.0     0.00    82.23   127.0.0.1       v.com  
>     OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 19-0    -       0/0/465 .       0.41    436     0       0.0   
>   0.00    37.14   127.0.0.1       xxx.com      
> OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0
> 
> 
> There are also a number of much better behaved OPTIONS 
> requests that come and go.
> 
> Most of what I've seen in my googling regarding this just 
> indicates that OPTIONS requests are a) standard method 
> requests, and b) used by apache internally to communicate 
> with children to see if they're up and running properly.
> 
> Any thoughts?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Eric
> 
> 
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