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Recently my site (an https connection, running on an Amazon EC2 ubuntu apache2.2) has this issue where I need to load the page several times (3-4) before it will load normally without issue. It will then load normally as long as I keep loading pages regularly (every couple seconds). It will stall again if I don't load pages for a few minutes.

It has nothing to do with my application because I don't have this problem with the exact same app codebase on my Apache installation on my laptop.

The only things to my knowledge that I've changed is that I recently installed mod_spdy and then a few weeks later I installed mod_pagespeed, However, I have since turned mod_pagespeed off by setting its pagespeed.conf to mod_pagespeed off. Unfortunately, that didn't solve the problem.

The line below is how every of last 10 lines of my error.log look:

# tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log
[] request->chunked == 1 in request GET / HTTP/1.1
[Sat Jun 02 04:50:08 2012] [warn] [client] [stream 5]   
[] HttpToSpdyFilter is not the last filter 
in the chain: chunk

any thoughts? thank you, tim

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Perhaps an obvious comment but, what do those error.logs tell you? Open them up in your editor and check, or tail -f nameoffile and hit reload on the page and see what appears. – igrigorik Jun 2 '12 at 4:59
@igrigorik the error message above is the one I get when I unsuccessfully refresh the page so mod_spdy appears to be my problem. I'm just not sure what to do about that. Suggestions? – tim peterson Jun 2 '12 at 5:06
Oh. So that has nothing to do with mod_pagespeed.. instead, it looks like its your mod_spdy module. Check these links:, – igrigorik Jun 2 '12 at 6:50
@igrigorik thanks for the links. It looks like to get mod_spdy to work i have to "disable mod_php as part of making the switch to mod_fcgid". That sounds scary. I'm worried about unforseen issues that will come with the mod_php->mod_fcgid switch. Do you know of any? Yes, my website is running PHP. – tim peterson Jun 2 '12 at 14:43
No, sorry don't have any hands on experience with either of those. – igrigorik Jun 3 '12 at 16:25

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