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From "David Jackson" <david.j.jack...@pickledbeans.com>
Subject Re: MaxRequestsPerChild has no effect
Date Mon, 27 May 2002 20:50:50 GMT
Dario --
If you suspect  poorly writen PHP scripts, then fix them first.
Post messages to php-general list, read doc on php.net
What your doing is a bandaid solutions. That's not what you want.

David


> Hello everyone,
> 
> I have a problem with MaxRequestsPerChild directive.
> 
> My configuration :
> Server Version: Apache/1.3.24 (Unix) PHP/4.1.2
> OS : Linux 2.4 / Mandrake 8.1
> Architecture : 586
> 
> The problem is that with the default setting of this directive, swap
> memory  slowly gets filled up by memory leaks probably due to poor PHP
> scripts. The  server is a shared server that hosts 130 websites 
> (http://www.zaphebergeur.net).
> So I tried to change this setting to something very low to see if it
> solved  my problem. I tried with 500, then 200, then 100 and then 50. 
> 
> The directive with 3 context lines looks like this :
> 
> #       an initial request and 10 subsequent "keptalive" requests, it #
>       would only count as 1 request towards this limit.
> #
> MaxRequestsPerChild 50
> 
> # Listen: Allows you to bind Apache to specific IP addresses and/or #
> ports, in addition to the default. See also the <VirtualHost>
> 
> The directive has absolutely no effect and I can see in the
> server-status  page that children that have processed more than 50
> (100, 200 or 500)  requests are still there with the same PID and the
> generation number never  gets over 0 (zero).
> Just in case you ask "have you restarted Apache", I say I do have
> restarted  apache with apachectl restart (and also apachectl stop to
> check if really all  the processes had gone).
> 
> I read somewhere that there was a bug in MaxRequestsPerChild which made
> it  count connections instead of requests. I wouldn't mind if it
> counted  connections but I don't think my Apache has ever been taught
> to count  anything ! :)
> 
> Your help is greatly appreciated !
> 
> Dario
> 
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