Apache20 port on FreeBSD 7.2 does a core dump

Aflatoon Aflatooni aaflatooni at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 3 20:49:55 UTC 2009

> On Sat, 3 Oct 2009 13:38 -0000, aaflatooni wrote:
> >> Aflatoon Aflatooni writes:
> >>
> >>> I am getting a lot of core dumps and Apache20 freezing.
> >>> I have installed the porting using the following make:
> >>>
> >>> make WITHOUT_MODULES="ssl status speling imap auth_dbm auth_digest dav 
> dav_fs
> >> cern_meta cgi include" install
> >>>
> >>> any suggestions as to how I might find out what is causing the problem and 
> the
> >> core dumps.
> >>
> >> The first thing I'd try is re-including the excluded modules.
> >> If you no longer get the crashes, you can start narrowing in on which
> >> one is involved.  If you still get the crashes, you'll have to start
> >> looking at the core files.
> >>
> >> I'm assuming you're not used to using a debugger on a core file,
> >> on the theory that you would have done that already if you were
> >> comfortable with it.
> >>
> >
> > I originally had them included and I was getting the core dumps, but I removed 
> them because I don't need them and I am still getting the core dumps.
> >
> > This is a production box and it would be hard to have debugger turned on.
> > I don't know if it would be helpful, but PHP is also really slow on this 
> machine. I know that PHP would cause a dump in the php.core file and not 
> apache.core.
> >
> > How do I inspect the core file to find out which module caused it?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> Have you any special php5 modules loaded. I had a problem with I want to recall 
> three or more extensions that would cause apache2X to dump core or halt in doing 
> any further actions upon request.
> If the above is the case you can disable some or all of your php5-extensions in 
> local/etc/php/extensions.ini to test it out.
> Best of luck.

I followed your suggestion and removed all but the necessary modules from the extensions.ini. I will have to wait and see if it helps the core dumps.

So at this time I have the following in the extensions:

PHP is still slow though!


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