Subject: Re: Low number of semaphores affects mod_python
To: Lloyd Parkes <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/08/2007 11:38:59
On Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 03:47:25PM +1200, Lloyd Parkes wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've just found out that the default configuration of mod_python with  
> Apache 2.2 won't run on NetBSD 4.0. The problem is that mod_python  
> creates a bunch of semaphores and then croaks when it can't create  
> enough semaphores.
> I know several ways to fix this, so now my problem is working out  
> which category to file the PR under. I could file it under 'pkg'  
> because mod_python uses too many semaphores, or I could file it under  
> 'kern' because the default kernel has only ten semaphores, which  
> really isn't very many.
> Does anyone want to own this?

I'd say file it under kern.  The low default for semaphores is problem
for other things besides mod_python too.