docs::api::Apache2::Status

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3)
Updated: 2005-10-20
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NAME

Apache2::Status - Embedded interpreter status information  

Synopsis

  <Location /perl-status>
      SetHandler modperl
      PerlOptions +GlobalRequest
      PerlResponseHandler Apache2::Status
  </Location>

  or

  <Location /perl-status>
      SetHandler perl-script
      PerlResponseHandler Apache2::Status
  </Location>

 

Description

The "Apache2::Status" module provides some information about the status of the Perl interpreter embedded in the server.

Configure like so:

  <Location /perl-status>
      SetHandler modperl
      PerlOptions +GlobalRequest
      PerlResponseHandler Apache2::Status
  </Location>

Notice that under the "``modperl''" core handler the Environment menu option will show only the environment under that handler. To see the environment seen by handlers running under the "``perl-script''" core handler, configure "Apache2::Status" as:

  <Location /perl-status>
      SetHandler perl-script
      PerlResponseHandler Apache2::Status
  </Location>

Other modules can ``plugin'' a menu item like so:

  require Apache2::Module;
  Apache2::Status->menu_item(
      'DBI' => "DBI connections", #item for Apache::DBI module
      sub {
          my ($r, $q) = @_; #request and CGI objects
          my (@strings);
          push @strings,  "blobs of html";
          return \@strings;     #return an array ref
      }
  ) if Apache2::Module::loaded('Apache2::Status');

WARNING: "Apache2::Status" must be loaded before these modules via the "PerlModule" or "PerlRequire" directives (or from startup.pl).

A very common setup might be:
  Perl Module B::TerseSize

  <Location /perl-status>
      SetHandler perl-script
      PerlResponseHandler Apache2::Status
      PerlSetVar StatusOptionsAll On
      PerlSetVar StatusDeparseOptions "-p -sC"
  </Location>

due to the implementation of Apache2::Status::noh_fileline in B::TerseSize, you must load B::TerseSize first.  

Options

 

StatusOptionsAll

This single directive will enable all of the options described below.

  PerlSetVar StatusOptionsAll On

 

StatusDumper

When browsing symbol tables, the values of arrays, hashes and scalars can be viewed via "Data::Dumper" if this configuration variable is set to "On":

  PerlSetVar StatusDumper On

 

StatusPeek

With this option "On" and the "Apache::Peek" module installed, functions and variables can be viewed ala "Devel::Peek" style:

  PerlSetVar StatusPeek On

 

StatusLexInfo

With this option "On" and the "B::LexInfo" module installed, subroutine lexical variable information can be viewed.

  PerlSetVar StatusLexInfo On

 

StatusDeparse

With this option "On" subroutines can be ``deparsed''.

  PerlSetVar StatusDeparse On

Options can be passed to "B::Deparse::new" like so:

  PerlSetVar StatusDeparseOptions "-p -sC"

See the "B::Deparse" manpage for details.  

StatusTerse

With this option "On", text-based op tree graphs of subroutines can be displayed, thanks to "B::Terse".

  PerlSetVar StatusTerse On

 

StatusTerseSize

With this option "On" and the "B::TerseSize" module installed, text-based op tree graphs of subroutines and their size can be displayed. See the "B::TerseSize" docs for more info.

  PerlSetVar StatusTerseSize On

 

StatusTerseSizeMainSummary

With this option "On" and the "B::TerseSize" module installed, a ``Memory Usage'' will be added to the "Apache2::Status" main menu. This option is disabled by default, as it can be rather cpu intensive to summarize memory usage for the entire server. It is strongly suggested that this option only be used with a development server running in "-X" mode, as the results will be cached.

  PerlSetVar StatusTerseSizeMainSummary On

 

StatusGraph

When "StatusDumper" is enabled, another link ``OP Tree Graph'' will be present with the dump if this configuration variable is set to "On":

  PerlSetVar StatusGraph

This requires the B module (part of the Perl compiler kit) and "B::Graph" (version 0.03 or higher) module to be installed along with the "dot" program.

Dot is part of the graph visualization toolkit from AT&T: http://www.graphviz.org/.

WARNING: Some graphs may produce very large images, some graphs may produce no image if "B::Graph"'s output is incorrect.  

Dot

Location of the dot program for "StatusGraph", if other than /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin  

GraphDir

Directory where "StatusGraph" should write it's temporary image files. Default is "$ServerRoot/logs/b_graphs".  

Prerequisites

The "Devel::Symdump" module, version 2.00 or higher.

Other optional functionality requirements: "B::Deparse" - 0.59, "B::Fathom" - 0.05, ""B::Graph"" - 0.03.  

Copyright

mod_perl 2.0 and its core modules are copyrighted under The Apache Software License, Version 2.0.  

See Also

perl(1), Apache(3), Devel::Symdump(3), Data::Dumper(3), B(3), "B::Graph"(3), mod_perl 2.0 documentation.  

Authors

Doug MacEachern with contributions from Stas Bekman


 

Index

NAME
Synopsis
Description
Options
StatusOptionsAll
StatusDumper
StatusPeek
StatusLexInfo
StatusDeparse
StatusTerse
StatusTerseSize
StatusTerseSizeMainSummary
StatusGraph
Dot
GraphDir
Prerequisites
Copyright
See Also
Authors

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