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CGI zombies with Apache 1.3 on Linux

I've Googled extensively, but can't figure out what might be causing my
Python CGI app to zombie (yes, Tibia, the one I just announced ;). The
cgi bit looks like this:
def cgi_handler():
import cgi

form = cgi.FieldStorag e(keep_blank_va lues=True)
params = dict([(key, form[key].value) for key in form])

env = os.environ.get
filename = env('PATH_TRANS LATED') or env('SCRIPT_FIL ENAME')
username = env('AUTH_USER' ) or env('REMOTE_USE R') or
env('LOGON_USER ')
app = TibiaApp(params , filename, username)
print "Content-type: %s\n" % app.content_typ e
print "".join(app.out put)
if __name__ == '__main__':
cgi_handler()

Should I be explicitly closing stdout at the end of cgi_handler()? I
don't get a zombie with every request.

Robert Brewer
MIS
Amor Ministries
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Jul 18 '05 #1
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Robert Brewer wrote:
I've Googled extensively, but can't figure out what might be causing my
Python CGI app to zombie (yes, Tibia, the one I just announced ;). The
cgi bit looks like this:


Zombies are caused by forking a subprocess and the parent not waiting on
it. Does your system (sometimes) spin off a subprocess?

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