[Namazu-users-en] Re: some queries failing (cgi)

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at shire.net
Sat Jun 18 02:23:07 JST 2005

On Jun 17, 2005, at 11:16 AM, Earl Hood wrote:

> On June 16, 2005 at 22:25, "Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC" wrote:
>>>> cputime         unlimited
>>>> filesize        unlimited
>>>> datasize        unlimited
>>>> stacksize       8192 kbytes
>>>> coredumpsize    0 kbytes
>>>> memoryuse       unlimited
>>>> vmemoryuse      unlimited
>>>> descriptors     1024
>>>> memorylocked    unlimited
>>>> maxproc         7168
>> The above limit command was done as the same user who is running the
>> cgi as is the shell.  They are the same user.  This apache runs as
>> user mailman and I did a "su - mailman" before I ran "limit" to get
>> the above numbers.
> You cannot absolutely state that the limits are the same, even if
> the uid is the same.  You either need to examine Apache source and
> mod_cgi to see how it deals with limits and invoke CGI programs.

According to the apache docs it is "OS Defaults" unless specifically  

This would support what I said above about it being the same.

Additionally, if the process were dying somehow, especially due to  
process limits, the system log would show the death, I would think,  
and the system log does not show the death.


> I.e.  The shell and Apache are two different environments for
> invoking a program, and each environment may invoke programs and
> set limits differently.
> One test that can be done is to write a C-based CGI program that
> just outputs the effective limits (do _not_ invoke a shell callout
> to get such information since the shell could modify these limits).
> Do a 'man 3 getrlimit' for the C library calls for to use.
> --ewh
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