Apache bit the dust last night. It would not restart. After reading various logs and googling the errors I found, it seems that mod_python (for Apache, used by Trac) has semaphore leaks. Over time and apache restarts, the leaks add up until there is no more room.

I found a quick fix here. It just removed all the semaphores owned by the apache user, cleaning up the mess. Then I updated mod_pythong. I’m hoping they fixed the leak. If not, I’ve already written this quick fix into my apache monitor.

And just for kicks and giggles, I’ve removed the apache2splitlogfile from the apache config. So lets hope it’s smooth sailing from now on.


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