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From "Steven Pierce" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Q: Win2K Server spike?
Date Tue, 09 Dec 2003 23:31:44 GMT

Have you looked at the log files??  To see if they show anything that
is out of the norm? 

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On 12/9/2003 at 3:52 PM David Gewirtz wrote:

>Hi all. I've been running Apache for quite some time, and yesterday got
>to work and noticed that Apache wasn't responding to requests. It
>appears to be spiking, using 100% CPU utilization, and holding there for
>minutes at a time. At first, I thought this was due to a new chunk of
>PHP code I'd implemented, so I pulled that out. The 100% stall still was
>I finally closed the service and launched Apache from the DOS window.
>Now utilization is hovering always at less than 15%.
>When I close the DOS app version of Apache and relaunch the service, it
>freaks out at 100% again. So the problem seems to be related to the
>The weird thing: I've been running this config as a service for six
>months now, with no problem. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix it
>so the service runs again?
>Here are some vital stats: Windows 2000, latest Windows updates applied,
>virus checked (and checked since this problem started, just in case),
>Apache 1.3.27, PHP 4.3.2, Athlon XP 2500, 1GB RAM, also running MySQL
>and Perl. Connection is a T-1, no particular spikes in traffic.
>Thanks in advance,
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