mod_perl spawning multiple Handler requests for a single browser request

Adam Clarke Adam.Clarke at
Wed May 5 20:45:16 CDT 2004

Hi Daniel,

Daniel Walmsley wrote:

> I have a URL which is accessed by a GET request, and processes an image.
> This can take a while to complete. What seems to be happening _some_ of
> the time is that mod_perl decides after about 20-30 seconds to send the
> _same_ request to another process, which results in our software
> attempting to process the image twice. It doesn't stop the original
> process - that one completes successfully. The second one throws up an
> error because it can tell that the image has already been modified.

Is this happening in testing or production? If only in production, can 
you replicate in testing?


Adam Clarke
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