Apache Core Dumps

Patrick O'Reilly bsd at perimeter.co.za
Tue May 27 02:19:27 PDT 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick O'Reilly" <bsd at perimeter.co.za>

> Hi All.
> This is strange.  I Bumped my httpd processes to flush out a .pm.  Now
> Apache won't come up again.  All I get is a core dump (which I don't
> know what to do with), and a rather useless messages in
> /var/log/messages :
> May 27 11:01:16 obelix /kernel: pid 92382 (httpd), uid 0: exited on
> signal 11 (core dumped)
> The kernel has not changed, and my uptime is 67 days...
> The only recent changes which might affect Apache are:
> 1) mod_php4 recently went to 4.3.2 and back to 4.3.1.  I'm not sure,
> this may have been the first time I have tried to start Apache since
> reversal back to 4.3.1.
> 2) I recently installed mysql323 for a customer.  As yet I have not
> configured anything under mysql, but I did need to enable mysql client
> in the mod_php4 configuration.
> Could any of these php changes be causing Apache to crash?
> Please help - I can't get it up and my customer sites are all dead
> ATM....

OK - this much is certain - the fault is somewhere in mod_php4.  I
hacked the LoadModule and AddModule lines for mod_php4 out of the
httpd.conf file, and now Apache runs.  At least the static sites are up

Does anyone know what the problem with mod_php4 is?

(Meanwhile I am going to try deinstalling and rebuilding/reinstalling
everything related to mod_php4)


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