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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: MinSpareServers
Date Fri, 12 Feb 1999 06:00:44 GMT


On Thu, 11 Feb 1999, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Feb 1999, Charles Sliger wrote:
> 
> > In testing the MinSpareServers directive I have found the
> > server to be inconsistent.
> > 
> > The test consists of spawning the httpd server,
> > waiting 30 seconds to allow it to create its children,
> > and then counting the number of processes returned by
> > the ps command that contain the pid stored in the
> > httpd.pid file created by the master httpd process.
> > 
> > I tried increasing the wait time from 10 to 20 and
> > then from 20 to 30 seconds with no improvement.
> > 
> > Wait Time (sleep) = 30
> > 
> > MaxSpareServers   = 12
> > 
> > MinSpareServers  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
> > Process Count:   6  6  6  6  6  7  9  9  13

Oh yeah and you should also read about the exponential spawning behaviour.

It's explained in htdocs/manual/misc/perf-tuning.html. 

Dean


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