SpeedyCGI waiting to timeout to finish running
Posted on 2008-09-29
We are running Apache 2.0 server on FreeBSD. All of our Perl code is running with SpeedyCGI with a MySQL database. We have noticed that sometimes a database entry may take up to 2 hours before it shows up in the database. What we found was that an employee gets anxious and closes out the web browser before the transaction is complete. It seems like the Perl script is just hanging in limbo and then at some unspecified time interval in the future it finishes and completes the database entries. Basically the script inserts some data into the table, performs a select to retrieve some data to present some info on the screen and inserts some more data into the database. The user Xs out of the browser during the select stage and then hours later the second sets of inserts get processed. It seems very odd but I can't find any information about the relation between Apache and Speedy that controls what happens in this situation. It's almost like Speedy is waiting until someone tries to connect to it before it finishes completing.