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From "Sean Correia" <Sean.Corr...@eaw.com>
Subject RE: Server going Wild
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2002 17:46:38 GMT
It sounds like one of your scripts is causing the problem. It's not easy to check, but start
with auditing everything in your cgi-bin directory.

- sean

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cartoon Factory [mailto:gallery@cartoon-factory.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 1:33 PM
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Server going Wild
> 
> 
> Hi:
> 
> I am running Apache 1.3.26 on FreeBSD 4.6
> 
> I have an occasional problem with processes running wild... 
> it just starts
> snowballing, gobbling up memory are resources, and slowing 
> things way down.
> 
> I am trying to track down the cause of this, but thus far, I 
> have had no
> luck. I have added PID to the access logs, and when this runs 
> wild, I search
> for that PID, but I have not yet been able to catch what is 
> causing this.
> 
> So, in the meantime, I want to see if I can configure Apache 
> to close down
> the wild processes. I have noticed that when it get's going, 
> the Priority
> shoots way up to 60+. Is there a way (or, better, WHAT is the 
> way) I can
> have apache shut down a process that has a priority over 60? 
> Is this wise?
> 
> I have tried RLimitMEM (RLimitMEM 40000 50000), but that does 
> not allow some
> cgi scripts to run... should I use that instead, and set the 
> limits higher
> (and how high?).
> 
> Any other suggestions so I do not have to stay glued to TOP?
> 
> I am a real newbie, (sorry) so please be a bit verbose in 
> your response, so
> I can understand!
> 
> Thank You!
> -------------------
> 
> Dave Koch
> 
> 
> 
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