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Re: strange apache crash



On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 01:58:39PM -0500, hansel hansel mnstate edu wrote:
> This may be an apache specific issue, but I don't find anything in quick
> searches of documentation. Following a power loss crash and a reboot with
> a thorough file system check (only 3 orphaned inodes in /tmp deleted), 
> httpd starts and crashes immediately. The error log entry is consistently:
> 
> [Wed Aug 20 10:33:24 2003] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest 
> authentication ...
> [Wed Aug 20 10:33:24 2003] [notice] Digest: done
> [Wed Aug 20 10:33:26 2003] [error] Cannot allocate shared memory: (17)File 
> exists

This is a bug in mod_ssl (#78019); to work around it, after booting up
but *before* trying to start httpd, remove the file
/var/cache/mod_ssl/scache.

Regards,

joe




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