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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Graceful restarts and keepalives
Date Tue, 25 Jan 2011 02:12:22 GMT
On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 8:17 PM, Andrew Punch
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> During the week I hit the situation described in 41743. A child process
> is connected to a client using a keepalive connection. A graceful
> restart (SIGUSR1) is issued. If the MaxKeepAliveRequests is high and the
> client is chatty the child process will not exit until the client
> disconnects.
> This means that my module in the child process still has the old
> configuration and old data file loaded in memory. I expected that the
> child process would close the keepalive connection - preferably by
> issuing a "connection: close" header in the next response.
> This problem occurs on RHEL5 with Redhat's Apache 2.2.3 and
>'s Apache 2.2.17
> Is this behaviour deliberate or is it a bug?

Looks like a difference between prefork and worker.

Eric Covener

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