Bug 235070 - PythonAutoReload cannot be disabled in mod_python 3.1.3
PythonAutoReload cannot be disabled in mod_python 3.1.3
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mod_python (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
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Reported: 2007-04-03 14:02 EDT by matt nalley
Modified: 2012-06-20 11:59 EDT (History)
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Description matt nalley 2007-04-03 14:02:35 EDT
Description of problem: mod_python 3.1.3 has a bug (see URL) that makes it
impossible to disable PythonAutoReload.  The latest package available for CentOS
4.4 is mod_python 3.1.3 (release 5.1), which is apparently still affected by the

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 3.1.3_5.1

How reproducible: Easily

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up Apache (I have 2.0.51-28) with mod_python and some python code (e.g. a
Django app).
[optional] Configure Apache with PythonAutoReload Off (it should be off by default)
2. Change some python code, but DO NOT restart Apache.
3. Refresh the web page a 8-10 times.
Actual results: About 25% of the time the new code will be interpreted by
mod_python, and the rest of the time it will interpret the old code.

Expected results: By default mod_python should not attempt to interpret new code
until Apache is restarted.

Additional info: Even when setting PythonAutoReload Off in Apache's .conf the
setting remains On (see URL for details).
Comment 1 R P Herrold 2007-04-03 14:30:00 EDT
http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MODPYTHON-106 made more prominent
Comment 2 matt nalley 2007-04-03 14:41:26 EDT
According to that bug report at issues.apache.org this bug was resolved in
3.1.4, so it should be a simple matter of backporting the fix from 3.1.4 into a
new release of the mod_python 3.1.3 package.
Comment 3 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 11:59:38 EDT
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