Bug 50151 - Software caused connection abort and apache process in "W" Sending Reply mode freezes
Summary: Software caused connection abort and apache process in "W" Sending Reply mode...
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.16
Hardware: HP Linux
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-10-25 12:17 UTC by Dmitry Mitko
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description Dmitry Mitko 2010-10-25 12:17:25 UTC
Apache writes "Software caused connection abort ..." error message to logfile like this:

[Sat Oct 23 06:20:32 2010] [error] Software caused connection abort at /home/prf/lib/atom_html.pm line 661.\n\t...propagated at /home/prf/lib/atom_html.pm line 668.\n

Then, we can see one of the apache processes freezed in "W" Sending Reply mode, that does nothing.

And we can see TCP CLOSE_WAIT connection, like this:

apache2   20336  apache    0u     IPv4  253746913        0t0        TCP node1:hosts2-ns->node1:40649 (CLOSE_WAIT)

I can restart apache server only to remove it freezed apache process.

I can't find any apache configuration settings to set CLOSE_WAIT timeout, did it manually as SIGALRM handler, that kills apache process, but it isn't a solution, of course.
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:25 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

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