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Re^2: Apache Processes Hung on Socket Issue
in thread Apache Processes Hung on Socket Issue
Internet is full of recommendations to use SIG ALARM while socket connect, and as far as I remember, socket "Timeout" option was not working right for connection stage (and/or for DNS timeouts). (not sure about current IO::Socket versions, through)
Also SIG ALARM is not affecting socket read/write timeouts happened after alarm(0)
thread being left in a state unable to create further sockets?
Need probably to see more code, what happening after/before eval?