apachectl gracefult causes Signal 11 crash after 6.3 to 7.0 upgrade [SOLVED]

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Thu Jun 12 07:05:50 UTC 2008

On Thu, 12 Jun 2008, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > I don't understand why gethostbyname() would call puts() - and why
> > that would then crash!
> I can't explain why it's calling puts() directly either.  Bad RAM
> could cause something bizarre like this, or a corrupt/broken binary.

Yeah.. I have rebuilt lots of stuff, although not libc.

This machine has build world, kernel, KDE, etc.. I am pretty sure the hardware is OK as none of the builds had an issue.

> The libc code I'm looking at (src/lib/libc/net/gethostnameadr.c and
> gethostbydns.c) don't call puts) don't appear to call puts()
> directly. Of course, there may be macros used which do this.

I had a look - there certainly isn't anywhere obvious it's hapening. I guess the only thing now is to rebuild with debugging.

> There are some places in the resolver code where printing to stdout
> or stderr can occur.  I'd expect to see a longer stack trace (meaning
> more functions between gethostbyname() and puts()) if that were the
> case, though.
> There's a decent document on how to debug httpd below.  You'll need
> to start httpd with -X or with "MaxClients 1", to keep it from
> forking. You can do that through gdb if you want, or (what I prefer,
> since I'm not very good with gdb) use truss.

OK thanks.

> http://httpd.apache.org/dev/debugging.html
> If you go the truss route, be sure to use -a -s 4096.  You'd be able
> to see what actual string is being output via puts(), assuming it
> gets as far as to start writing data to the fd.

Hmm I had a go with gdb but it doesn't work properly.. I got this..
[midget 16:33] /tmp/work/usr/ports/www/apache13-modssl/work/apache_1.3.41 >sudo gdb src/httpd
GNU gdb 6.1.1 [FreeBSD]
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welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
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This GDB was configured as "i386-marcel-freebsd"...
(gdb) run -X
Starting program: /data/tmp/work/usr/ports/www/apache13-modssl/work/apache_1.3.41/src/httpd -X
[New LWP 100212]
[New Thread 0x819d300 (LWP 100212)]
[New LWP 100212]
suspend error: generic error
[Switching to LWP 100212]
Stopped due to shared library event
(gdb) info thread
Cannot find new threads: generic error
(gdb) bt
#0  0x2807fda0 in r_debug_state () from /libexec/ld-elf.so.1
#1  0x2808367d in dlclose () from /libexec/ld-elf.so.1
#2  0x28706164 in zend_hash_apply_deleter ()
   from /usr/local/libexec/apache/libphp5.so
#3  0x287063a8 in zend_hash_graceful_reverse_destroy ()
   from /usr/local/libexec/apache/libphp5.so
#4  0x286fc89e in zend_shutdown () from /usr/local/libexec/apache/libphp5.so
#5  0x286bb5bf in php_module_shutdown () from /usr/local/libexec/apache/libphp5.so
#6  0x286bb66b in php_module_shutdown_wrapper ()
   from /usr/local/libexec/apache/libphp5.so
#7  0x28776aaa in apache_php_module_shutdown_wrapper ()
   from /usr/local/libexec/apache/libphp5.so
#8  0x080524d9 in ap_clear_pool (a=0x8106010) at alloc.c:1937
#9  0x0805f0f6 in standalone_main (argc=Variable "argc" is not available.
) at http_main.c:5480
#10 0x08060c1f in main (argc=-716130182, argv=0x1) at http_main.c:5883

I tried truss and it seemed to be taking a long time (5-10 minutes) and
generating a lot of seemingly identical logging :(

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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