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From Manoj Kasichainula <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/conf highperformance.conf-dist httpd.conf-dist
Date Fri, 12 Nov 1999 08:01:57 GMT
On Wed, Nov 10, 1999 at 12:03:24PM -0700, Marc Slemko wrote:
> Sure, 30 is too low.  But there are lots of platforms and situations where
> setting it to unlimited is asking for trouble.  Over the past few months,
> I have seen a significantly increased number of situations where people
> were complaining about httpds eating memory on them; when investigated, it
> turned out they had MaxRequestsPerChild set to 0 so they weren't getting
> killed ever and were causing problems due to some bug somewhere, likely in
> the OS or in third party libraries.
> >From a performance standpoint, the difference between having it set to a
> reasonably high number (say 1000) and having it set to 0 is negligible.

+1 on making MaxRequestsPerChild default to something like 1000 or

Manoj Kasichainula - manojk at io dot com -
"if it ain't broke, break it." -- Ray Brune

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