I'm afraid I have to disagree with your statement that "2.4 kernels are slowly phasing out". It seems that a lot of VPS suppliers are using 2.4 kernels in their virtual machines. Underneath it's running a 2.6 kernel, but products like Virtuozzo seem to like 2.4 kernels.
Andreas Barth wrote:
retitle 397481 apache2-mpm-prefork: segfault on startup on 2.4 kernels forcemerge 394714 397481 thanks * Mark Sheppard (email@example.com) [061109 10:07]:I installed linux-image-2.6.17-2-686 (version 2.6.17-9) on the server in question and rebooted with that and apache2 now works. That server's a production one so I can't really try again with the 2.4 kernel to see if it's reproducible, but I might try on another machine if I get time.Apache2 has issues to run on 2.4-kernels, that is a known bug. I personally hope to see this one fixed, but as 2.4-kernels are slowly phasing out, this is not a promise. Merging this bug report with the other on 2.4-kernels. Cheers, Andi