Daily Archives: June 13, 2008

Apache 2.2.9

Just a heads-up to anyone who hasn’t seen it elsewhere. Apache 2.2.9 is now an official release, and should be available from the mirrors by the time you read this, if it isn’t already.

There’s nothing earth-shattering in this release (for most users, at any rate). There’s a security fix for an issue that probably affects noone in real life: a possible DoS attack not from a client, but from a backend server being proxied by apache. There are a number of minor bugfixes and enhancements, documented in the CHANGES file. Users will probably find the biggest difference is some improvement and rationalisation of the configuration. That’ll manifest itself in some irritating niggles going away, rather than in any radical change.

The most serious bug fixed is probably a race condition that could cause segfaults under load in the worker and event MPMs. That, together with the minor bugfixes and configuration improvements make a worthwhile upgrade, but not one of great urgency.