nginx fastcgi_pass and Browser long transfer time

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Wed Dec 4 23:00:51 UTC 2013


On Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 09:26:04PM +0000, Woltz, KG (GSFC-703.0)[ASRC PRIMUS SOLUTIONS] wrote:

> I'm new to nginx but not to web development.
> I have the server configured to do almost everything I need ... including fastcgi_pass for Perl on Solaris.
> When requesting any cgi page the browser displays the standard status's "Read servername", "Waiting for servername" and "Transferring data from servername".
> I have two things that I need to fix.
> Problem 1: The "transferring data..." step takes 1-2 min no matter the size of the content, even hello world.
> Problem 2:  Any little issue and the fastcgi server socket pids go <defunct>

What you describe looks like a problem with FastCGI application 
you are running.  You may want to take a closer look there.  
Please note that nginx doesn't do any management of FastCGI 
applications, it just passes requests to configured backends.

Maxim Dounin

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