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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] HTTPD-Semaphore leak
Date Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:13:52 GMT
On Thu, 8 Dec 2011 18:19:51 +0800
"Durairaj, Srinivasan (NSN - IN/Hyderabad)" <> wrote:

> Hi,
> We have seen an instance where in one of the instance, httpd was failing
> to start. On analyzing, we figured that there were huge number of httpd
> semaphores which were created during the httpd startup but never
> cleanup.

The most likely cause is that it's exiting uncleanly.  Do you have
something that might kill it, for instance?

A buggy module or in-process script might also cause it,
though that should be reproducible across other users.

Nick Kew

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