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From Niklas Edmundsson <ni...@acc.umu.se>
Subject Re: Memory usage in apache
Date Tue, 22 Aug 2006 14:39:53 GMT
On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, Brian Akins wrote:

>> so.. I was wondering if anybody has looked at a lightweight apache, or 
>> other ways to reduce it's memory footprint.
>
> Once you load something like mod_python or mod_perl, it's not really "Apache 
> memory" that's your problem.  Apache can be slimmed down to 8-32 MB 
> (depending on modules and config) fairly easily just by removing unwanted 
> cruft.  Most mod_xxx programming stuff tend to cache alot of stuff in RAM.

Also, when saying "Apache memory" do you mean real memory or just the 
virtual address space? When using a threaded mpm the virtual size of 
each process can get rather big if each thread has a large stack, but 
that doesn't necessarily mean that apache is a memory hog. However, 
since the only way to reliably limit memory usage on Linux boxen are 
to limit on the vmem size this might be what's biting you...

/Nikke
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