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#1 Guest_bsenftner_*

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:03 PM

I have a fairly fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2, on a 3-year old 8-core Xeon server with 24 Gb RAM.

I started using 8.0.0 on this machine about two weeks ago. During that time I noticed Apache crashing every once in a while, perhaps every few hours. I'd installed it as a service, and it came back so I did not think much about it.

Getting close to my deployment time, I upgraded my setup to 8.2.0 and am still experiencing Apache crashes. However, when that version's Apache crashes, it does not come back. Even though it's a Service. I thought that was the point of running them as a service - that, and relaunches after reboots.

So I tried downloading UniServer 7.1.15 to see if that was more stable. But I'm still getting Apache crashes. This version seems to crash more than the others. (I'm also getting good at finding how to crash it - simply attempt a file upload from a configured CKEditor instance.)

I have also noticed in the 7.1.15 version, using the system try app to launch anything from the "Advanced" or "Server Information & Logs" fails. Attempting to do so generates an error that says:

Could not execute menu item (internal error)
[Exception] could not execute shellexecute action:
The system can not find the file specified

So, I'm thinking I must have screwed up the install or something. Because there's no way your system is this unstable.

To make testing my UniServer hosted application easier with different versions of the UniServer, I have been installing the different versions into a directory called "UniServerVersions". For example, E:\UniServerVersions\UniServer_7_1_15 is one of the installs. The active version I am testing is moved to E:\UniServer where I then run the "start.exe" or "start_as_service.exe" depending upon which version is currently in E:\UniServer.

Is this okay to move the directory structure like this? I'm simply doing a "drag n drop" move of the directories.

This is the only thing I can think of... none of the other applications or services on this machine are crashing.

The crash just happened again, and here's the crash details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Apache.exe
Application Version: 2.2.21.0
Application Timestamp: 4e6b3136
Fault Module Name: php5ts.dll
Fault Module Version: 5.3.8.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4e537a04
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0000c7d7
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.1296.17
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789


Any suggestions??
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#2 BobS

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:11 AM

Thanks for including all the details! It makes it easier to correlate with our own experiences.
I, too, have noticed certain situations where Apache failed. As I recall, there was one of the 8-coral rc's that was consistent at crashing on server-info and server-status.
Your crash data points to php5ts.dll as the failed module, and I'm wondering if the winsxs is getting dlls confused (it shouldn't), or if{not related} there's a mismatched dll in The Uniform Server package.
That would certainly account for strange behavior. More study needed....

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:20 AM

Your'e not alone bsenftner. The php5ts.dll crashing is annyoing.
See this topic.

There is a nasty workaround you can do, but the devs have to fix this problem.

-> In the service manager in windows you can tell "restart service" if it crashed.
See attachement.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:15 AM

You're right! That's Uuuuuugly! :)

There's another bug lurking that we need to track down as well. Might be they're related, but maybe not. :blink:

I think there are problems with picking up the right dlls. I regularly copy around UniServer subdirectories, so I don't think that has much bearing on it. Nevertheless, we'll have to do some more testing and research.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:57 AM

Thanks for the feedback Bob & Traxxus! Good to know this is being looked at, and how to make the Service restart.

Any ETA available?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:00 PM

HaHa. Sometime in the near future.
Since we don't know what we're looking for, it's pretty hard to give any ETA. Sort of like looking for the Loch Ness Monster. Besides, we're all volunteers here... :blink:

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