Bug 139653 - mod_perl on FC2 gives "failed to get bucket brigade" error that fills logs
mod_perl on FC2 gives "failed to get bucket brigade" error that fills logs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mod_perl (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
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Reported: 2004-11-17 03:26 EST by Alan Olsen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-22 09:56:44 EDT
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Patch for bucket brigade failure error (585 bytes, text/plain)
2004-11-17 03:28 EST, Alan Olsen
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Description Alan Olsen 2004-11-17 03:26:02 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041110 Firefox/1.0

Description of problem:
Mod_perl will occasionally start dumping out huge quantities of
"failed to get bucket brigade" error messages in the
/var/log/httpd/error_log file.

I get these problems at least once a week.  Judging by the messages I
see on the net, it is a common problem.  The patch to fix it is pretty
small and is listed in the above message.  I have a modified patch
that seems to work with 1.99_12-2.1.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
I let my server run for a week at www.onlineauction.com.

Actual Results:  "failed to get bucket brigade" error starts filling
the logs.  It sometimes will stop before filling the logs, but not
always. (20+ gigs at a time.)

Expected Results:  The error should not occur.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alan Olsen 2004-11-17 03:28:12 EST
Created attachment 106882 [details]
Patch for bucket brigade failure error

This is the patch mentioned in the url corrected to insert correctly, but
without the comments.  (I was in a hurry.)
Comment 2 Alan Olsen 2004-11-17 03:33:00 EST
Another comment on this error...

Updating to the current version of mod_perl from FC3 does not work
unless you want to upgrade Perl to 5.8.5.  (Carp::Heavy is required.)
It also does not include the module Apache::Server which causes some
older scripts to fail.  (1.99_12.2.1 has the module. 1.99_16-3 does not.)

Comment 3 Alan Olsen 2004-11-18 15:20:11 EST
New data...

The server generated the "failed to get bucket brigade message with
the patch", but it only generated one message, not 20 gigs worth.

So far, the patch appears to fix the problem.
Comment 4 Joe Orton 2004-12-15 10:07:45 EST
Thanks for reporting and tracking this down, Alan.  Did you have an
idea which script and how this was being triggered (and hence, what
the repro case is)?
Comment 5 Alan Olsen 2004-12-15 18:33:00 EST
I don't have a 100% reproducable test case.  It appears to happen
under certain conditioons with slow links and disconnecting in the
middle of a request.  (I have a user on the site who is able to
trigger it.)  The patch I pointed you to records the error once,
instead of going into an infinite loop.  I have been running with the
patch since November 17th and I have yet to have the looping error
message reoccur.
Comment 6 Joe Orton 2005-01-28 06:12:36 EST
I've now looked further into this: the Apache::RequestIO::read
function is not really misbehaving.  It looks like the only repro case
for this is if the script ignores the $r->read() return value and
carries on calling it even after an error.  That's just a script
error.  Can you paste the section of code which reads the POST body to
confirm or deny this?
Comment 7 Joe Orton 2005-01-28 06:14:06 EST
(better yet, attach or send me privately the entire edit_photo.pl script)
Comment 8 Joe Orton 2005-04-22 09:56:44 EDT
Marking NOTABUG per comment above.

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