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I recently installed mod_fcgi on to Amazon EC2 64bit Linux AMI and using Movable Type 5.13 with it. Here is my error log.

[warn]mod_fcgid: error reading data, FastCGI server closed connection, referer: http://xxx/mt.fcgi?__mode=start_rebuild&old_previous=1&is_new=0&next=0&old_status=2&type=entry-1&blog_id=1&entry_id=1

[error]Premature end of script headers: mt.fcgi, referer: http://xxx/mt.fcgi?__mode=start_rebuild&old_previous=1&is_new=0&next=0&old_status=2&type=entry-1&blog_id=1&entry_id=1

My .conf file for /etc/httpd/conf.d/fcgid.conf

LoadModule fcgid_module modules/

# Use FastCGI to process .fcg .fcgi & .fpl scripts
AddHandler fcgid-script fcg fcgi fpl .cgi

# Sane place to put sockets and shared memory file
FcgidIPCDir /var/run/mod_fcgid
FcgidProcessTableFile /var/run/mod_fcgid/fcgid_shm

<IfModule mod_fcgid.c>
  AddHandler fcgid-script .fcgi
  SocketPath /tmp/fcgid_sock/
  FcgidConnectTimeout 1000
  FcgidMaxProcesses 1000
  FcgidMaxProcessesPerClass 100
  FcgidTerminationScore 20
  FcgidSpawnScore 180
  FcgidIdleTimeout 1000
  FcgidIOTimeout 1000
  FcgidMaxRequestLen 100485760

Movable Type rebuilds the html but right after about 4~5minutes it gives me "Internal Server Error". I thought it was an timeout error so I just cranked up all the timeout related settings but same result.


Further research tells me using Apache 2.2.x VirtualHost setting has some bug that prevents fcgi conf file to resets to default setting. So I set the FcigdConnectTimeout etc, within the VirtualHost, but result has not changed.

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Does fcgi log its own errors somewhere else? – Ladadadada Mar 14 '12 at 19:05
Is there a way to log fcgi errors? I don"t think I've set it up. – Maca Mar 15 '12 at 5:47
It turns out that fcgi-pm errors go to the main Apache log. Any application errors go to the error log configured in the virtual host. – Ladadadada Mar 27 '12 at 17:34

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