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Id: 37272
Status: open
Priority: 0/
Queue: Apache-DBI

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: cpan [...]

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Severity: Important
Broken in: 1.07
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Connecting during startup causes random "Out of Sync"/"Lost connection" MySQL errors for subsequent per-process connections
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I've already discussed this on the mod_perl mailing list. The following minimal mod_perl application works perfectly without Apache::DBI. As soon as I add it to the mix and hammer the application with "ab -n 1000 -c 15" I'm getting a couple of "Lost connection to MySQL server" and "Commands out of sync" errors from MySQL shortly after starting the benchmark. If I use two different connection strings (e.g. with different attributes) everything works with Apache::DBI. If I remove the connect during startup, it works, too. In any case, the expected "skipping connection during server startup" warning shows up but it seems that when both connections (the one made during startup and the subsequent connections during handler()) have identical DSNs and attributes Apache::DBI re-uses the connection made during startup. Due to the fact that nobody on the mod_perl list was able to help me I'm filing this bug report and hope that I'm not doing something terribly wrong that's causing these errors to crop up. I have a feeling that it's caused by the global $dbh variable which would be a real problem because our quite large (and somewhat outdated) Mason application relies on this :(
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Just for the record: I'm using a MySQL 5.0.51a binary from, a hand-rolled Apache 1.3.41 with mod_perl/1.30 and DBI 1.605, DBD::mysql 4.004 (4.007 causes segfaults on my system) and Apache::DBI 1.07 on a Ubuntu 8.04 system with kernel 2.6.24.
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Here's the $Apache::DBI::DEBUG output: On server start: ---------------- 20097 Apache::DBI skipping connection during server startup, read the docu !! 20097 Apache::DBI push PerlCleanupHandler 20097 Apache::DBI need ping: yes 20097 Apache::DBI new connect to 'foo:bar...' 20097 Apache::DBI disconnect (overloaded) On first request: ---------------- 20099 Apache::DBI need ping: yes 20099 Apache::DBI already connected to 'foo:bar...' 20099 Apache::DBI PerlCleanupHandler
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As Perrin Harkins suggested on the mod_perl mailing list, replacing PerlModule LostHandler with <Perl> use LostHandler; </Perl> fixes the issue. The exact cause of the problem still remains unknown. Because we still don't know if this is a bug in MP1 and/or Apache::DBI I'm keeping this ticket open.

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