I still haven't had any luck addressing this problem; I'm posting this
in the hope that someone has some sort of idea, otherwise I will have
to scrap mod_fcgid and revert to mod_php this evening, as this is
causing considerable problems for our users.

Thanks for any assistance,


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Liam O'Boyle <>
Date: Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:46 PM
Subject: mod_fcgid with php CGI hangs on interrupted downloads

Hi there,

I'm having an issue with downloads through PHP when using mod_fcgid;
if the download is interrupted before it's complete, the php-cgi
process seems to block until the execution timeout is reached, rather
than aborting immediately.  Further requests to the server by the
same user that interrupted the download hang until the process aborts
and the php-cgi process starts serving more requests, but requests by
other users do not appear to be affected.

It doesn't appear to be a PHP problem, as the same code, when run
using mod_php, executes correctly.

Does anyone have any suggestions that I could look into to fix this?

A full explanation is up on ServerFault -

Thanks for any help,


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