[ic] Re: ALERT: bad pipe signal received for /page.html

Josh Lavin josh at myprivacy.ca
Mon Dec 11 13:30:20 EST 2006

On Dec 11, 2006, at 12:02 PM, Grant wrote:

>> > Hello, I've been plagued by apache2 segfaults ever since I started
>> > using Interchange::Link years ago.  The latest Link.pm has ALERT
>> > messages accompanying the segfaults in error_log:
>> >
>> > ALERT: bad pipe signal received for /page.html
>> > [Sat Dec 09 10:27:55 2006] [notice] child pid 21337 exit signal
>> > Segmentation fault (11)
>> >
>> > Does anyone have any advice on solving this?  I'm using  
>> apache-2.0.58
>> > and mod_perl-2.0.2 in Gentoo Linux.
>> Also, here is the portion of Link.pm that the ALERT seems to come  
>> from:
>> # Return this message to the browser when the server is not running.
>> # Log an error log entry if set to notify
>> sub die_page {
>>     my $r = shift;
>>     my $msg;
>>     warn "ALERT: bad pipe signal received for $ENV{SCRIPT_NAME}\n";
>>     $r->content_type ("text/html");
>>     $r->print (<<EOF);
>> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Interrupted</TITLE></HEAD>
>> <H3>Someone pressed stop...</H3>
>> <P>
>> We have aborted this request because someone terminated it.
>> Please try again soon.
>> </BODY></HTML>
>> EOF
>> }
>> Please let me know if you have any ideas.
> The segfaults are eliminated by commenting out the $r stuff in the
> die_page sub.  I still get the ALERTs though.  Does anyone have any
> advice on figuring out why I'm having the bad pipe problem?  Is there
> an easy way to add extra debugging info to the sub?
> Also, restarting IC with PERL_SIGNALS=unsafe increases the ALERTs  
> 50 fold.

I've been seeing this too, on my Apache 2 and latest Link.pm. I also  
had to use PERL_SIGNALS=unsafe and so I get quite a lot of these.

The visible effect on the browser is that the page or image (which  
Link.pm apparently still has some part in delivering) does not load.  
I get them myself when browsing and testing my websites, and I have  
never stopped loading a page or had any other problems on non-IC  
sites I host.

I was told the problem stems from either the browser and a stop  
button or some other network fault. I may go back to Apache 1.3 to  
get around this.

Josh Lavin
Kingdom Design   http://www.kingdomdesign.com/

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