Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121589
apache gzip compression problems on reload
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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Description of problem:
vbulletin software used, gzip enabled
Happens when apache is reloaded
Gzip compression turns itself always on when it's supposed to only be
on on browsers that suppport it. What happens is when you request
the site, even using wget from the command line, it sends the output
in gzip format which obviously it saves index.html as a bunch of
garbage. Under normal circumstances this wouldn't happen. If we
restart the httpd server it fixes the problem. If we reload the httpd
server the problem comes back. It seems to fix it we have to stop the
server (and wait until all the processes are stopped), then start it.
Now for browsers that support gzip all the way the clients don't
notice it on the site, but for those who don't and those who are using
proxy servers they can't view the site at all unless the 'bug' is
fixed by the restart.
We also noticed that sometimes a reload of httpd will cause the server
to stop working but on rare occasions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. reload apache
2. request url with gzip enabled and see output (wget)
3. restart apache
4. request url with gzip enabled and see output (wget)
Actual Results: wget -d -s http://www.hostraiders.com
DEBUG output created by Wget 1.8.2 on linux-gnu.
Resolving www.hostraiders.com... done.
Caching www.hostraiders.com => 220.127.116.11
Connecting to www.hostraiders.com[18.104.22.168]:80... connected.
Created socket 3.
Releasing 0x8918528 (new refcount 1).
GET / HTTP/1.0
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 16:08:15 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.48 (Fedora)
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Length: unspecified [text/html]
] 21,872 20.86M/s
Closing fd 3
11:10:10 (20.86 MB/s) - `index.html' saved 
this is how it should look.. and index.html is in HTML format
when the bug happens, it says GZIP in the header and the index.html is
Expected Results: I can't reproduce it right now because it's a
production server but next time it comes up I will (if i can) add to
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 121588 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.