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From Lars Kellogg-Stedman <l...@bu.edu>
Subject os-irix/1945: Apache logs endlessly to error_log and never starts up.
Date Fri, 13 Mar 1998 18:51:45 GMT

>Number:         1945
>Category:       os-irix
>Synopsis:       Apache logs endlessly to error_log and never starts up.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Mar 13 11:00:00 PST 1998
>Originator:     lars@bu.edu
>Release:        1.3b5
IRIX romulus 6.2 03131015 IP22 mips
Using MIPSPro CC 7.1
Compiling the 1.3b5 source without any non-distribution modules, and using either
my own *.conf files or the distribution *.conf files, apache fills up 
error_log with:

[Fri Mar 13 13:07:13 1998] [alert] (2)No such file or directory: getpwuid: couldn't determine
user name from uid

This will continue indefinately until the apache processes are killed.  Apache
1.2.5 works fine in the same directory using the same config files.

No.  However, while trying to diagnose the problem I ran into problems with
the -X switch -- as far as I can tell, apache is getting as far as accept_mutex_init
(via the SAFE_ACCEPT call in standalone_main) and is exiting after the sem_get
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