[php-maint] Bug#513204: Progress?

Simon Waters simonw at zynet.net
Tue Apr 14 13:39:29 UTC 2009

The workaround is described as taskset for PHP/Apache.

Any specific advice on how best to do this. As applying taskset to the apache 
process forces all subprocesses including fastcgi processes to use the same 
CPU, reducing the machine down to effectively a single CPU machine. (Note the 
kernel doesn't reschedule processes to other processors lightly, so anyone 
seeing this issue had a need of more than one CPU for running the process in 
question at least once).

I can probably force the FASTCGI processes to use additional processors which 
might resolve the issue on one of our servers, but down this road lies 
madness and micromanagement of which processor each process is using, and is 
unlikely to be applicable to all those affected.

I don't see a fix in the mysql client changelog for sid. Are there fixed 
versions of the relevant packages available anywhere?

I'd have thought "unable to run LAMP stack reliably with PHP segfaulting" 
would count as a major bug in terms of sending a fix out asap. Have you been 
advised that it isn't suitable?


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