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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 52174] New: Allow hard lower-limits on the number of fcgi service processes
Date Sun, 13 Nov 2011 15:45:22 GMT

             Bug #: 52174
           Summary: Allow hard lower-limits on the number of fcgi service
           Product: Apache httpd-2
           Version: 2.4-HEAD
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: mod_fcgid
    Classification: Unclassified

I have FCGI processes that take a long time (~30 seconds) to start and

mod_fcgid's approach is to fork new ones on demand, but that often takes too
long in my scenario.

My goal is to ensure that there are at least N of them spun up and ready at any

The docs say that FcgidMinProcessesPerClass enforces a...

 "minimum number of processes that will be retained in a process class after
finishing requests"

My suggestion is to create a new config variable, say
"FcgidHardMinProcessesPerClass" which would be the minimum number of processes
that ought to exist for a class at all times, even before the first request
arrives.  If the number of servers dips below that amount, it would fork a new

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