Re: MacOS X system panic with CGI (fwd)

Tom Whore (
Fri, 4 Jun 1999 11:34:19 -0700 (PDT)

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Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 13:18:54 -0500
From: Steven M. Loranz <sloranz@KING.NET>
Subject: Re: MacOS X system panic with CGI

On Thu, 3 Jun 1999, Juergen Schmidt wrote:

> It displays "system panic" and a stack trace with ipc_task_init.
> The problem appears when 32 or more processes are doing
> GET-requests to a cgi script in a loop.
> I could reproduce this on two different G3-Macs with
> 100%. It doesn't matter, if the processes run local or
> remote (I tried it via LAN with 10 MBit). Crashes appear after
> 30 seconds to a couple of minutes.
> I suppose this is a bug in the Mach kernel and *not*
> limited to CGI scripts. I could find no other ways to
> trigger it yet. So disabling CGI scripts might help for
> some time.

Just a reminder that you can check out the kernel source (and just
about everything else in MOSXS) for yourself by going to