It’s been quite a while since the actual code fix was done, but now the RPMs for SLES11’s Apache2 implementation (SP1 to SP3) have hit the SUSE SLES11 repositories:
somehost:~ # rpm -qi apache2 Name : apache2 Relocations: (not relocatable) Version : 2.2.12 Vendor: SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany Release : 1.40.1 Build Date: Tue Jul 30 20:11:40 2013 [...] somehost:~ # rpm -q --changelog apache2|more * Mon Jul 22 2013 email@example.com - httpd-2.2.x-bnc815621-PR50481-interrupted_read_discarded_input.diff make sure that input that has already arrived on the socket is not discarded during a non-blocking read (read(2) returns 0 and errno is set to -EAGAIN). [bnc#815621] - httpd-2.2.x-bnc815621-PR50481-interrupted_read_discarded_input2.diff make ssl connection not behave as above (this is openssl BIO stuff). [bnc#815621] - httpd-2.2.x-bnc815621-PR50481-interrupted_read_discarded_input3.diff close the connection just before an attempted re-negotiation if data has been read with pipelining. This is done by resetting the keepalive status. [bnc#815621] [L3:38943] [...]
We’ll be updating to service pack 3 (SLES11SP3), applying this patch, and implementing some since-pending changes to the general setup of our affected production server, in one major step. If anything else turns up during that change, I’ll of course let you know.
And for those questions about upstream changes – I’ve been told that of course the changes that were made to the upstream code, will be reported back. After all, this has been a major head-ache not only to us, but to various other folks as well.
My thanks to all involved!