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From Michael Shalayeff <mic...@lucifier.dial-up.user.akula.net>
Subject Re: os-other/1654: fails to fork off a cgi
Date Wed, 14 Jan 1998 03:10:00 GMT
The following reply was made to PR os-other/1654; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Michael Shalayeff <mickey@lucifier.dial-up.user.akula.net>
To: marcs@znep.com (Marc Slemko)
Cc: mickey@openbsd.org, apbugs@hyperreal.org
Subject: Re: os-other/1654: fails to fork off a cgi
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 21:59:45 -0500 (EST)

 Making, drinking tea and reading an opus magnum from Marc Slemko:
 > On 12 Jan 1998, Michael Shalayeff wrote:
 > > >How-To-Repeat:
 > > run apache for a busy site with a lot of cgi calls, hits and vhosts under
 > > openbsd, experience 'unable to spaw child process' messages
 > Erm... I'm not really sure why it should be necessary to retry forking.
 > If it fails once, then it is probably due to limits such as the number of
 > file descriptors or processes.  The answer is to fix the limitation, not
 > to keep retrying until you can work around it.  Have you looked at doing
 > this? 
 when this happens i have not reached 50% limit on file descriptors,
 processes, memory and all the other system resources.
 > Any OS that requires trying multiple times for no reason before it works
 > would be very broken...

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