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From Chuck Murcko <>
Subject Re: roy's l_c perf patch and spareservers
Date Mon, 17 Feb 1997 00:28:49 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Feb 1997, Chuck Murcko wrote:
> > excessive forking and lousy response on load spikes; making Max too high
> > results in wasted machine resources. It's just solving a limit problem
> Did you notice making max too high hurting anything if you have enough RAM
> to keep all the child processes in memory?  ie. is it just the extra
> footprint of the extra child or is there actually some interaction going
> on between the children that gets worse as the numbers increase?

No special or weird effects happen from having too many child httpds
around, just the usual lack of resources for any CGIs that run, or other
stuff running on the same machine. There's nothing inherently bad about
having a lot of children around unless you need the memory for something
Chuck Murcko
The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA

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