NetBSD Problem Report #36980

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Subject: www/ap2-python uses too many locks for NetBSD 4.0_RC1
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>Number:         36980
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       www/ap2-python uses too many locks for NetBSD 4.0_RC1
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          closed
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Sep 13 08:25:00 +0000 2007
>Closed-Date:    Sun Aug 11 18:20:27 +0000 2013
>Last-Modified:  Sun Aug 11 18:20:27 +0000 2013
>Originator:     Lloyd Parkes
>Release:        NetBSD 4.0_RC1
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System: NetBSD 4.0_RC1 NetBSD 4.0_RC1 (GENERIC) #30: Thu Sep 6 06:40:54 NZST 2007 sparc64
Architecture: sparc64
Machine: sparc64

ap2-python won't run on NetBSD 4.0_RC1 because it tries to create more
semaphore sets than the kernel actually has. 


Build and install ap2-python. You may need to be using the worker MPM
in Apache 2.2. Apache will no longer startup.


Add "--with-max-locks=4" to CONFIGURE_ARGS. You can also work around
it by putting "PythonOption mod_python.mutex_locks 4" in your
http.conf file.


From: Patrick Welche <>
Subject: Re: pkg/36980
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 15:04:21 +0100

 I think that this PR has expired:

 - I successfully compiled and ran www/ap2-python on NetBSD-6.99.23/amd64
 - mod_python itself was relegated to the attic in June 2010 (though it
   may make a comeback).
 - 2 months after this PR, support for dynamic changing of SysV message
   queues and semaphores limits was added to NetBSD which makes the PR
   less of an issue.

State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
State-Changed-When: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:20:27 +0000
Also, ap2-python just got marked EOL.

I concur, this PR is stale.


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