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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: Patch to slow down children's deaths
Date Tue, 07 Jan 1997 23:41:00 GMT
It starts one per second, and if your load is 20 hits per second that is a
serious performance bottleneck.

Dean

On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Cliff Skolnick wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Ed Korthof wrote:
> 
> > A while ago, I posted about the rate at which children die.  It's
> > basically immediate, and children die until we're down to MaxFreeServers;
> > this interfears with StartServers for large web sites, since
> > StartServers > MaxFreeServers (as is reasonable) means the following
> > occurs:
> 
> I think apache should print a warning, since these values conflict with
> each other in a logic sense to me and aparently apache does not like it
> either. 
> 
> Also can someone explain why a large start servers is better than letting
> apache start more as the load rises?  I would think you simply trade off a
> few seconds of unavaliablity at startup for a slightly higher latency on
> http requests untila steady state is reached. 
> 
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> Cliff Skolnick, Technical Consultant
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