Apache2::Status - Embedded interpreter status information


Apache2::Status - Embedded interpreter status information


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


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
      PerlResponseHandler Apache2::Status

Notice that under the "modperl"|docs::2.0::user::config::config/C_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"|docs::2.0::user::config::config/C_perl_script_ core handler, configure Apache2::Status as:

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

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

  require Apache2::Module;
      'DBI' => "DBI connections", #item for Apache::DBI module
      sub {
          my($r, $q) = @_; #request and CGI objects
          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).



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

  PerlSetVar StatusOptionsAll On


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


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

  PerlSetVar StatusPeek On


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

  PerlSetVar StatusLexInfo On


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.


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

  PerlSetVar StatusTerse On


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


Doug MacEachern with contributions from Stas Bekman

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