Apache2 incorrectly sends HTTP_REQUEST_TIME_OUT to many requests

Bug #897161 reported by Francis Rath on 2011-11-28
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apache2 (Ubuntu)
farhan saleh robleh

Bug Description

As it is fairly difficult to debug 408-errors on a live server (for me at least) I am not sure about the cause of this, but it happens in about 3% of all requests since upgrading from 2.2.14-5ubuntu8 to 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.7 (about 10.000 times yesterday).

I have tried disabling the reqtimeout-module, but to no avail. Have also tried with KeepAlive On/Off (I have it enabled for my site that gets frequent POSTs from active users).

Downgrading to 2.2.14-5ubuntu8 fixed the problem, and after looking through the changelogs I am suspecting a change in server/protocol.c to be the source of the problem: http://launchpadlibrarian.net/84878468/apache2_2.2.14-5ubuntu8.6_2.2.14-5ubuntu8.7.diff.gz

Please let me know if I can give any more helpful information. This has been temporairly fixed by forbidding the problematic version and downgrading.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: apache2 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-31.61-server
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-31-server x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Nov 28 11:36:43 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100427)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: apache2

Francis Rath (fr) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Francis Rath (fr) wrote :

The same bug is also present in the latest version of the Apache2 package (2.2.14-5ubuntu8.9)

Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → farhan saleh robleh (farhn)
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

We are sorry, but it looks like this bug fell through the cracks and was forgotten. Since Ubuntu 10.04 is no longer supported, I'm going to mark this issue as "won't fix".

If it's still happening in a supported version of Ubuntu, then please reopen this bug stating the new information. Thanks.

Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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