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From Devendra Singh <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] httpd by root at 99,9% (2.0.48/49 : httpd child ren multiplying and eating 100% of CPU)
Date Tue, 15 Jun 2004 12:52:19 GMT
At 15/06/04 12:31 (), Kommuru, Bhaskar wrote:
>It may be helpful if can attach your httpd.conf file and more details as to
>howmany users concurrently accessing and your environment details
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Devendra Singh []
>Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 6:42 AM
>To: Apache User Group
>Cc: Andrea Cerrito; Michel Jouvin
>Subject: [users@httpd] httpd by root at 99,9% (2.0.48/49 : httpd
>children multiplying and eating 100% of CPU)
>I was searching through the archive for a similar problem as mentioned by
>Michel Jouvin in his thread "2.0.48/49 : httpd children multiplying and
>eating 100% of CPU".
>I am facing exactly the similar situation wherein the Ram usage goes on
>increasing (httpd threads not getting released). Even after stopping the
>Apache, these stale (not defunct) threads do not get released. I have to
>kill them manually after stopping Apache and then starting it.
>I too is using Apache 2.0.48 with worker MPM. Had been trying to apply all
>sorts of tweaks for about three weeks.
>Was any one able to find any clues?
>Devendra Singh

Hi Kommuru,

Here is the Config Info:

Intel(R) Celeron(TM) CPU 1400MHz
RedHat Linux 2.4.20-20.9
RAM: 1GB, Swap: 2GB

sapi_apache2.c, mod_perl.c, mod_rewrite.c, mod_alias.c, mod_userdir.c, 
mod_speling.c, mod_actions.c, mod_imap.c, mod_dir.c, mod_negotiation.c, 
mod_vhost_alias.c, mod_dav_fs.c, mod_cgi.c, mod_info.c, mod_asis.c, 
mod_autoindex.c, mod_status.c, mod_dav.c, mod_mime.c, mod_ssl.c, 
mod_setenvif.c, mod_usertrack.c, mod_headers.c, mod_expires.c, 
mod_mime_magic.c, mod_env.c, mod_log_config.c, mod_deflate.c, 
mod_include.c, mod_ext_filter.c, mod_auth_digest.c, mod_auth_dbm.c, 
mod_auth_anon.c, mod_auth.c, mod_access.c, mod_so.c, http_core.c, worker.c, 

Server Version: Apache
Server Built: Mar 23 2004 14:03:49

Current Time: Tuesday, 15-Jun-2004 08:24:23 EDT
Restart Time: Tuesday, 15-Jun-2004 07:15:19 EDT
Parent Server Generation: 3
Server uptime: 1 hour 9 minutes 4 seconds
Total accesses: 21034 - Total Traffic: 68.7 MB
CPU Usage: u20.54 s1.83 cu.07 cs.1 - .544% CPU load
5.08 requests/sec - 17.0 kB/second - 3423 B/request
9 requests currently being processed, 21 idle workers

Server Version: Apache
Server Built: Mar 23 2004 14:03:49
API Version: 20020903:4
Timeouts: connection: 100    keep-alive: 100
MPM Name: Worker
MPM Information: Max Daemons: 6 Threaded: yes Forked: yes
Server Root: /usr/local/apache
Config File: conf/httpd.conf

# Timeout: The number of seconds before receives and sends time out.
Timeout 100
KeepAlive On
MaxKeepAliveRequests 10
KeepAliveTimeout 6

# worker MPM
# StartServers: initial number of server processes to start
# MaxClients: maximum number of simultaneous client connections
# MinSpareThreads: minimum number of worker threads which are kept spare
# MaxSpareThreads: maximum number of worker threads which are kept spare
# ThreadsPerChild: constant number of worker threads in each server process
# MaxRequestsPerChild: maximum number of requests a server process serves
<IfModule worker.c>
StartServers        3
MaxClients          90
MinSpareThreads     15
MaxSpareThreads     30
ThreadsPerChild     15
MaxRequestsPerChild  300

[root@sls-f4p11 apache]# bin/httpd -l
Compiled in modules:

Devendra Singh

Devendra Singh
IndiaMART InterMESH Limited
(Global Gateway to Indian Market Place)
B-1, Sector 8, Noida, UP - 201301, India
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