[HCoop-Help] 500 errors with drupal site

Andrew T andrew at hcoop.net
Fri Jul 17 13:31:31 EDT 2009

2009/7/7 Adam Chlipala <adamc at hcoop.net>:
> Andrew T wrote:
>> I am trying to get a drupal 6.12 site running against postgresql. The
>> site seems to be functional, but I get a lot of random 500 errors

I have some more information on this.

I was running drupal 6.1[23] against postgresql.  I subsequently
noticed that , if I am interpreting the dmesg  output correctly, that
php5_cgi was segfaulting every time I looked at a page:

  denied resource overstep by requesting 4096 for RLIMIT_CORE against
limit 0 for /usr/bin/php5-cgi

Even if the page was displayed correctly, this error message appeared.

I reinstalled a vanilla drupal to see if it was caused by any of the
extra modules I had installed.  This didn't help.

I have changed the site to be drupal against mysql and have not had
any 500 errors since and the above dmesg error no longer appears.
Maybe there is a problem with the php - postgres support?


> This has nothing to do with the particular software you're using.  We
> have a recurring problem where the Apache on mire gets into a bad AFS
> state, and Apache needs to be restarted to prevent dynamic web sites
> from failing intermittently.  I just restarted Apache, and I expect that
> fixes the problem for now.
> Unfortunately, none of our admins has volunteered to figure out a
> long-term automatic fix for this problem.

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