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From "J. Greenlees" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Sapphire Virus and Mysql
Date Wed, 29 Jan 2003 21:12:40 GMT
Art wrote:
> At 10:54 AM 1/29/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>> I guess I will never know the full answer. Before I stopped httpd and mysql 
>> I managed to count the number of processes running and it was around our
>> typical pattern of 20 httpd and 15 mysql processes. A cron job stops and
>> restarts httpd if it reaches 80 processes.
> I would be interested in playing with that cron job you mentioned...  I 
> occasionally have clients that really whack the servers when a posting gets 
> better response than they thought it would...  I use *mod_vhost_limit* to 
> control those accounts.
> If I had the cron job set to restart Apache once it hit the 1280 jobs limit I 
> set it would help me get the server down long enough to limit the clients 
> traffic. If you or anyone could show what the cron job look like, that would be 
> great, I can't figure out how to use the max jobs as the criteria for the reboot.
> In anticipation for the comments regarding the max jobs being so high... yes, 
> it's "picture" type sites that I host.

well max jobs on graphics sites shouldn't need to be that high, unless 
it's porn. ;)

but kill the html formatting from your email and send plain text only, 
it's a pain having to visually remove html code to read a message.

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