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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] v100 memory problem
Date Thu, 19 Sep 2002 21:38:01 GMT
Steven Garrett wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using solaris 8, apache 1.3.26 running on a Sun v100.  When I run the
> httpd process and use our load testing application (siege).  The system
> memory gets sucked down to nothing and then the it starts swapping like
> crazy.  The problem is, when I turn off our load testing application, the
> memory is never released.  Has anyone seen a problem like this or have any
> suggestions?  

What is MaxSpareServers set to?  If you keep this fairly low, then 
apache will kill off processes that it no longer needs.

You should also set MaxClients to a number low enough that your server 
will never swap.


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