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From Reindl Harald <h.rei...@thelounge.net>
Subject Re: apache process ps -aux
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:00:10 GMT


Am 10.07.2013 16:52, schrieb peter_bateman:
> I know this may be a newbie question, however when i run the following
> command, all of my apache processes are listed with -k start. I have an
> example listed below: 
> 
> ps -aux | grep apache | grep -v grep
> apache   22397  3.5  0.3 360224 28476 ?        S    09:39   0:08
> /usr/sbin/httpd -k start
> apache   22559 10.3  0.4 365472 34572 ?        S    09:39   0:23
> /usr/sbin/httpd -k start
> 
> I was wondering if anyone has any insight as to why the process is listing
> the -k start? 

because these are forks which means they are a 1:1 copy
of the parent process including file handles and whatever

I have never seen this on any of my other websevers, typcially
> they just show "0:33 /usr/sbin/httpd". 

i have never seen this in a different from with
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/mod/prefork.html

> I am running Centos 5.3, Server version: Apache/2.2.3
> Server built:   Jan 21 2009 22:00:55
> 
> Any help would be appreciated :) 

help in what? this is normal behavior and if it ain't
broken simply don't fix it


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