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Apache httpd core dump instructions

I sometimes run into bugs or issues with Apache HTTPD that require having the server create a core dump file. For example, today I noticed my error_log showing this:

[notice] child pid 11413 exit signal Segmentation fault (11)

I found a helpful page on the Apache website with instructions. They suggest that a core dump will be generated simply by adding the following to your httpd.conf file and restarting:

CoreDumpDirectory /tmp

After adding that setting and restarting, Apache still would not dump core. Same segmentation fault, no core.

mod_fastcgi SRPM for Fedora, CentOS, RHEL

This is an SRPM package of Apache's mod_fastcgi module. It was built for Fedora 15 but should work equally well with later Fedora releases, CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. 

Although the base mod_fastcgi license is open source, it is not compatible with the GPL/BSD/MIT so it is not directly distributed with most Linux distributions. In my case, it was created to follow a personal policy requiring all production software to be packaged and rolled out via RPM.

I am including both the SRPM and RPM file. I strongly suggest that you rebuild the RPM for your system using the software downloaded from the mod_fastcgi folks. I am not PGP signing my packages and it's a bad practice to trust compiled software downloaded from untrusted sources. 

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