Re: Broken Pipes in Server Log

Jonathan Roy (
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 20:53:11 -0400

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Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 20:53:11 -0400
To: Jonathan Perlow <>,
From: Jonathan Roy <>
Subject: Re: Broken Pipes in Server Log
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  Are you using perl fastcgi processes? If so, be sure you have our patch
applied to FCGI-0.30 since you are on Solaris.


At 02:05 PM 7/13/97 -0600, Jonathan Perlow wrote:
>	I have seen a few e-mails in the archive from developers experiencing
>problems with broken pipe errors in the server logs. I am experiencing the
>same problem and I have been unable to find any e-mails that can expalain
>the problem or suggest a remedy. 
>	The problem only occurs when I run the applications as a server maintained
>appclass (as opposed to an external app class). The likelihood of the
>problem occurring seems to be correllated to the load on the webserver or
>database server. Once the broken pipes begin, they remain broken and the
>webserver must be restarted to remedy the problem.
>	As a temporary solution, I have made the fcgis an external app class. I
>would really like for the server to maintain the application in case the
>processees exit due to some fatal error. I am running the OpenMarket server
>2.1 on Solaris 2.5.1 on an Ultra-2. If anyone has any information, I would
>really appreciate it. Thanks.
>Jon Perlow

Jonathan Roy - - Idle Communications, Inc.
Idle Communications, Inc. accepts contract programming
work for general purpose tools (or CGI) in Perl/C/C++.