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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "Idle processes hanging" on Irix (fwd)
Date Wed, 16 Oct 1996 18:59:54 GMT
Sigh. This is getting to be a FAQ. When the process' state is "." it is _not
running_. This signifies an empty slot, and the statistics are for the process
which last used that slot.

Cheers,

Ben.

Rob Hartill wrote:
> 
> ----- Forwarded message from csmipe@uta.fi -----
> 
> Message-Id: <199610161653.JAA02427@taz.hyperreal.com>
> From: csmipe@uta.fi
> To: apache-bugs%apache.org@organic.com
> Date: Wed Oct 16  9:53:40 1996
> Subject: WWW Form Bug Report: "Idle processes hanging" on Irix
> 
> Submitter: csmipe@uta.fi
> Operating system: Irix, version: 6.2
> Version of Apache Used: 1.1.1
> Extra Modules used: -
> URL exhibiting problem: http://www.eemeli.net/hangingprocesses.txt
> 
> Symptoms:
> --
> Our Apache 1.1.1 on Irix 6.2 leaves a plenty
> of idle processes hanging on. It doesn't care
> about the MaxSpareServers directive and does
> not kill extra processes. All these processes
> have the same PID and that is the PID of the
> mother process of the server itself. On the 
> status-page these look like:
> 
> 12   25630  0/0/126    .   19.40   721  0.0   0.00   0.31  www-cache.xgw.fi
> 
> So the SS-field just gets bigger, but the Acc-
> field is always zero.
> 
> There is some more data at:
>    http://www.eemeli.net/hangingprocesses.txt
> Check especially the servers #12-28 in the
> status-table displayed on that page. Sometimes
> there are dozens of this kind of processes even
> though MaxSpareServers is set much lower. But
> if these idle connections reach the MaxClients
> limit, the server seems to refuse connections.
> 
> Funny thing is that using ps-command I don't
> see as many httpd-processes than through 
> /status-directive. Does the status-directive
> show too many processes?
> 
> --
> Mika Perkiomaki
> csmipe@uta.fi
> 
> 
> 
> --
> 
> Backtrace:
> --
> 
> --
> 
> ----- End of forwarded message from csmipe@uta.fi -----
> 
> -- 
> Rob Hartill (robh@imdb.com)    
> http://www.imdb.com/  ... why wait for a clear night to see the stars?.

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