[mod_python] Impatient Apache server?

Conrad Steenberg conrad at hep.caltech.edu
Fri Mar 5 09:09:17 EST 2004

In case someone is interested:

The answer is that it is not possible without recompiling the Apache
server. The relevant code is in server/mpm_common.c:

            case 5:     /*  82ms */
            case 6:     /* 344ms */
            case 7:     /* 1.4sec */
                /* ok, now it's being annoying */
                ap_log_error(APLOG_MARK, APLOG_WARNING,
                             0, ap_server_conf,
                             "child process %ld still did not exit, "
                             "sending a SIGTERM",
                kill(pid, SIGTERM);

I.e. each process gets only 82ms to exit from the time that the parent
starts issuing exit orders to children.



On Thu, 2004-03-04 at 14:53, Conrad Steenberg wrote:
> Hi
> This may be more of an an Apache question, but anyway:
> Under the prefork MPM, when Apache gets shut down it gives each child
> process a certain amount of time to exit before sending it a TERM
> signal, and printing in the log:
> [warn] child process XXXX still did not exit, sending a SIGTERM
> Is there a way to give the child processes more time to exit on their
> own before they get killed forcibly?
> Thanks
> Conrad
Conrad Steenberg <conrad at hep.caltech.edu>

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