Tonight i encountered a new error in Apache i’ve never seen before:

[Thu Feb 28 17:54:32 2008] [notice] child pid 2602 exit signal File size limit exceeded (25)

I saw MANY of these errors, and Apache wouldn’t return any pages to the browser.

Here to find out, in 32bit Linux, there is a 2GB file size limit.. when this file size limit is reached on an Apache Log file….. these errors start to crazy.. and breaks Apache.

Lesson learned

So… with that said, once we get all 64bit ESX Nodes, i will start to slowly upgrade my web nodes up to 64bit.

Update:

I have since read on the ‘Tubes’ that this issue has been resolved in Apache 2.2.x… the server that was having this problem was Apache 2.0.x

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