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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] httpd startup time
Date Sat, 29 May 2004 17:15:09 GMT
On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 02:56:27PM -0400, cnelson@nycap.rr.com wrote:
> > ... Unless your apache configuration is huge or you are really
> > concerned by incredibly small time intervals, I think you're wasting
> > your time here.  Apache is not, in general, slow to start.
> 
> Define "incredibly small time intervals" and "slow to start".  My
> tests show Apache taking 20-60 seconds to start which is a large
> percentage of the time it takes my system to start up.  I'm shooting
> for <60 boot time.

If you're loading mod_auth_digest on a platform with a /dev/random
device that can cause significant delay gathering random data, though it
will be obvious from the error_log.

Adding --with-devrandom=/dev/urandom to the configure flags is the 
workaround.

joe

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