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From Justin Erenkrantz <>
Subject Re: What do you want in HTTPD 2.4/3.0/X/GREEN?
Date Sun, 04 Dec 2005 09:43:03 GMT
On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 10:30:34AM +0100, Joost de Heer wrote:
> >>"This applies to processes forked off from Apache children servicing
> >>requests, not the Apache children themselves."
> >>
> >>So not exactly what I proposed, unless I am understanding that wrong?
> >
> >
> >If you want to limit the children themselves, then you want the standard 
> >ulimit controls available in your shell or whatnot.  -- justin
> Because I want other processes to be able to grow larger than 20 MB. Would 
> be a rather useless database if it was limited to 20 MB memory....


You can set the ulimit for the duration of your httpd start up script.

# (ulimit -m 256; ./apachectl start)

The unit of measure for the ulimit command differs based on OS.  -- justin

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