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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: roy's l_c perf patch and spareservers
Date Sat, 15 Feb 1997 07:05:31 GMT
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?

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