Proxy returns 504 then blocks next connections

R1CH nginx-forum at
Fri Jul 12 00:17:39 UTC 2013

Does your script use sessions? You didn't specify with language it uses, but
several popular languages such as PHP will lock a session file until the
request is complete, preventing multiple requests while the first request
continues to run. Mechanisms similar to session_write_close() in PHP can
work around this, but it sounds like this script should run as a background
process rather than as a web request.

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