Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Re: ad_schedule_proc seems to be failing

Posted by Stan Kaufman on
Geert, what version of tcl are you using on the affected boxes? Discussion on the AOLServer list ( suggests that this may be a problem with tcl 8.3.x. Or maybe with glibc. Dossy wants people to post this info about their systems:

1) ns_info version
2) uname -a
3) glibc version
4) info patchlevel

If you're going to move your sites to AOLServer 4, what are you going to do to replace Jerry's nsvhr/nsunix? Use pound? The default config file in OpenACS 5.2 appears to work fine for 3.2.5 sites with only minor modifications (including sourcing your specific instance's config file), so for a single site there is little reason not to move directly to AOLServer 4. But what is the best way to handle virtual hosting for multiple sites on the same server box?

Posted by Geert De Witte on
Apologies for the delay - just been busy upgrading to AOLServer 4.

I have been "lucky", in that my front end server has not had the same problem as I mentioned previously (pthread_create failed), even though it is running with the aolserver-3.3.1+ad13 version.

I also have a static website (does not use OpenACS software and does not connect to database) which runs with aolserver-3.3.1+ad13 and which was also giving me the pthread_create error. After commenting out the Database pool sections in the config.tcl file, I could start the static website without any errors.

I will probably use pound to replace the nsvhr/nsunix functionality. Judging from the other comments in this thread, this seems to be the best approach for http as well as https connections.