[mod_python] How can I easily terminate a apache task?

Gregory Trubetskoy grisha at modpython.org
Fri Sep 1 09:45:00 EST 2000

Apache provides an API for this - ap_child_terminate(). I'll see about
making it available to mod_python in the next release (which should happen
fairly soon).


  Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy
       grisha at modpython.org

On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Daniel Plagge wrote:

> Hello,
> we have here a persistant database (Informix) connection for each apache 
> task. One problem is that if the database goes down, the connection has
> to be reinitiallized. I tried to achieve this by writing a wrapper class
> around the informixdb class which reinitializes the connection if a
> exception raises.
> But this led to some strange errors, so I want to try another approach:
> I want to alter "cgihandler" so that when a database exceptions raises
> the task should be terminated. (This shouldn't happen very often, so
> it's not a performance killer.)
> So my question is: What is the preferred way to terminate a apache task?
> Thank you,
> Daniel
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