spawn-fcgi2

spawns fastcgi processes (version 2: not maintained right now)
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Source based on spawn-fcgi from lighttpd, rewritten for external packaging and some extra features:

  • chown/chmod the unix-domain socket
  • use /etc/security/limits.conf for limits
  • use glib2

Includes modified code from the Linux-PAM project for the limits.

Description

spawn-fcgi prepares the environment for fastcgi applications; it opens a socket (tcp / unix-domain) on filedescriptor 0, changes uid/gid for process and unix-domain socket, closes STDIN/STDOUT, ...

Usage

Examples for daemontools (with lighttpd on debian):
For php5:

#!/bin/sh

exec 2>&1
exec /usr/bin/spawn-fcgi -s /var/run/lighttpd/php-webuser.sock -n -u webuser -U www-data -l -- /usr/bin/php5-cgi

For turbogears:

#!/bin/sh

exec 2>&1
cd /var/www/tgapp
exec /usr/bin/spawn-fcgi -s /var/run/lighttpd/tgapp.sock -n -u tg-user -U www-data -- /var/www/tg-app/start-tgapp-fcgi.py prod.cfg

/var/www/tg-app/start-tgapp-fcgi.py:

#!/usr/bin/env python
import pkg_resources
import cherrypy
import sys

cherrypy.lowercase_api = True

pkg_resources.require("TurboGears")

from cherrypy._cpwsgi       import wsgiApp
from flup.server.fcgi       import WSGIServer
from os.path                import *

import turbogears

if len(sys.argv) > 1:
    configfile = sys.argv[1]
elif exists(join(dirname(__file__), "setup.py")):
    configfile = "dev.cfg"
else:
    configfile = "prod.cfg"

turbogears.update_config(configfile=configfile, modulename="tgapp.config")

from tgapp.controllers import Root

cherrypy.root = Root()

cherrypy.server.start(initOnly=True, serverClass=None)

WSGIServer(application=wsgiApp).run()

spawn-fcgi is released under a BSD license, which may be found in the source files:

spawn-fcgi.c:
	Copyright (c) 2004, Jan Kneschke, incremental
	All rights reserved.
pam_limits.c:
	Copyright (c) Cristian Gafton, 1996-1997, >gafton@redhat.com<
	All rights reserved.