Bug 57690 - Apache child processes sometimes forget TZ
Summary: Apache child processes sometimes forget TZ
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-12-19 01:56 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-21 10:52:08 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-12-19 01:56:45 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.16 i686)

Description of problem:
From time to time, one or more Apache child processes 'forget' the local
timezone and use GMT, causing related logging and CGI problems;
an extract from /var/log/httpd/access_log, showing correct asnd incorrect
entries: - - [17/Dec/2001:09:48:28 +1030] "GET
/faxbhtml/images/group.gif HTTP/1.0" 200 1293 - - [16/Dec/2001:23:18:28 +0000] "GET
/faxb/queue.cgi?list=all&all=1 HTTP/1.0" 200 45000 - - [17/Dec/2001:09:48:28 +1030] "GET
/faxbhtml/images/failed.gif HTTP/1.0" 200 1052 - - [16/Dec/2001:23:18:37 +0000] "GET
/faxb/queue.cgi?list=pending&all=1 HTTP/1.0" 200 5515 - - [17/Dec/2001:09:48:40 +1030] "POST /faxb/menu.cgi HTTP/1.0"
200 3573 - - [16/Dec/2001:23:18:40 +0000] "GET
/faxbhtml/images/submenu_userlist.png HTTP/1.0" 200 215 - - [17/Dec/2001:09:48:40 +1030] "GET /faxb/usermaint.cgi
HTTP/1.0" 200 6025 - - [17/Dec/2001:09:48:40 +1030] "GET
/faxbhtml/images/menu_custman_open.png HTTP/1.0" 200 366 - - [16/Dec/2001:23:18:40 +0000] "GET
/faxbhtml/images/button_adduser.png HTTP/1.0" 200 244 - - [17/Dec/2001:09:48:40 +1030] "GET

Our tests indicate that it is a problem with the child process - all
requests to affected children get the wrong localtime, reloading 
may fix the problem (depending on whether new children show the bug).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Restart Apache.
2. Send enough requests to exercise all children;
3. Check TZ on timestamps in access log; goto 1 if necessary

Actual Results:  Sometimes, children report the wrong local time; the UTC
is correct, but they apply a timezone offset of 0 in place of whatever is

Expected Results:  They should show the correect local time, and agree
withb the parent process.

Additional info:

Also running mod_perl-1.21-10, but the problem occurs sporadically for both
mod_perl and regular requests; other servers running the same Apache but
different mod_perl versions show the same behaviour.

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2004-09-21 10:52:08 UTC
Thanks for the report.  This is a mass bug update; since this release
of Red Hat Linux is no longer supported, please either:

a) try and reproduce the bug with a supported version of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux or Fedora Core, and re-open this bug as appropriate
after changing the Product field, or,

b) if relevant, try and reproduce this bug using the current version
of the upstream package, and report the bug upstream.

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