We host an e-commerce website which was built using the CGIDEV2 tools. It's been running almost faultlessly for nearly 2 years using the "classic" IBM HTTP server. A month ago I migrated the HTTP server to Apache and again it seemed to go very smoothly. At night the sight is taken down for 10 minutes to run a back-up and refresh, the dayend job issues an ENDTCPSVR, waits for 60 seconds then issues a STRTCPSVR to begin another APACHE server instance that serves a static "Sorry, site down for 10 minutes...." page. Both of these server instances share the same port but both would normally never be up at the same time. This has worked fine all of the time. However, occasionally one of the QZSRCGI jobs doesn't end and just sits there locking files (all of the jobs hold locks all day as the files all remain open as soon as the server starts). The job isn't looping, it just sits with "TIMW" status and occasionally goes to "RUN" status. The static page instance works fine and successfully serves the closed site page. However, of course, the dayend crashes because the rogue server instance is locking files that need to be backed up. Subsequent text messages to my cellphone wake me (and our baby) up at 4am to tell me that it's crashed, I usually log in and put a 4/*immed against the job. It usually takes about 5-10 minutes to end which is very odd because the entire server usually ends almost instantly when it works correctly. All of the PTF's are up to date as I did this at the same time as upgrading to Apache. I've looked at the job logs and they look exactly the same as ones for a normal instance. There are no related QSYSOPR messages either. I also checked history logs and usually one or two of the other QZSRCGI instances took 10-20 minutes to end although the other 20 or so ended okay. Has anybody encountered this or have any ideas on how I could try to resolve it as I'm getting a bit weary? Thanks Mike Bailey
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