FEDORA-EPEL-2015-c282d19aa1 created by limb 6 years ago for Fedora EPEL 7
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This update has been submitted for testing by limb.

6 years ago

This update has been pushed to testing.

6 years ago
User Icon avij commented & provided feedback 6 years ago

I updated lighttpd to this version less than 24 hours ago, and it has already crashed three times, seemingly in mod_fastcgi. The previous version worked fine. Running this in CentOS 7.2.1511, to which I updated some 15 days ago. I'm still investigating the exact reason for the crashes.

User Icon avij commented & provided feedback 6 years ago

https://redmine.lighttpd.net/issues/2700 is related, although not filed by me.

User Icon avij commented & provided feedback 6 years ago

The EPEL package ships with mod_geoip, which is not included in stock lighttpd. I believe lighttpd-mod_geoip.c would need to be updated for 1.4.38, because the current config_insert_values_global function call takes four arguments instead of three. All the modules included in stock lighttpd were modified because of this change. I'm not using mod_geoip myself.

User Icon avij commented & provided feedback 6 years ago

Oh, scratch my previous comment re mod_geoip, this seems to be taken care of already.

User Icon avij commented & provided feedback 6 years ago
karma

I'm going to give this a -1 on the grounds that 1.4.38 crashed a dozen times. For the first two crashes I had to restart lighttpd manually, causing some 2.5 hours of downtime before I managed to restart lighttpd. For the latter crashes I had scripted lighttpd to be restarted automatically. I and others provided some debugging data, which ended up with a patch as mentioned in https://redmine.lighttpd.net/issues/2700#note-6

I have been running the patched version for two days now with zero crashes, so looks like the patch works. I would recommend applying the patch for all the EPEL and Fedora builds of lighttpd. Reproducing this bug on quiet development servers seems to be difficult, I only ran into these problems on a production web server. I also have two web servers running the non-patched EPEL6 1.4.38 version, but those don't seem to have enough traffic to trigger this bug. My EL7 webserver serves 1000x more requests.

BZ#1288708 lighttpd-1.4.38 is available

This update has reached 14 days in testing and can be pushed to stable now if the maintainer wishes

6 years ago

This update has been submitted for stable by limb.

6 years ago

This update has been pushed to stable.

6 years ago
User Icon till commented & provided feedback 6 years ago

IMHO sending the update with -1 karma to stable without further communication is not a good idea. This update broke lighttpd on EPEL5 as well.


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Metadata
Type
bugfix
Severity
medium
Karma
-1
Signed
Content Type
RPM
Test Gating
Settings
Unstable by Karma
-3
Stable by Karma
3
Stable by Time
disabled
Dates
submitted
6 years ago
in testing
6 years ago
in stable
6 years ago
BZ#1288708 lighttpd-1.4.38 is available
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