cgit v0.10.2-26 + apache2 = random 500 Internal Server Error

John Keeping john at
Fri Jan 9 12:14:39 CET 2015

On Fri, Jan 09, 2015 at 12:05:03PM +0100, Fabien Bagard wrote:
> I do face a strange problem with cgit 0.10.2-26 (Pulled from git).
> All my repos are correctly scanned, but after a random amount of time,
> from 5 secondes to tens of minutes, it seems something stops working :
> Apache2 throws ans error 500 : Internal server error.
> Sometimes it starts to work again, but most of the time, I have to
> reload apache. Not using apache is not a solution

This sounds like an Apache problem and not anything to do with CGit
(although I guess CGit could be triggering the issue).

Since CGit is a CGI process, there is nothing that persists between
requests, so I would not expect a CGit problem to relate to the lifetime
of the Apache process.

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