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From Brian Klug <>
Subject [users@httpd] apache 2 zombie(?) processes with worker MPM
Date Sat, 23 Oct 2004 00:31:44 GMT
I am running the latest Apache/2 (worker MPM) on a few Fedora 2 boxes.

Once or twice a week during peek hours (20 requests/sec) it seems like
httpd loses track of what children it has.  'ps' will show 7 or 8
httpd processes - 1 parent process, 3 child processes (that match up
when I look at /apache-status), and a bunch of other httpd's that
seemingly have no purpose in life other then to use up precious

Right now I am using a perl script to kill any httpd process older
then 15 min's.  This works for now, but I want to fix the problem, not
the symptom.

Never do my slots fill up.  Never does the CPU go above 40%.  

<IfModule worker.c>   
StartServers         3
ServerLimit          3
MaxClients          75
MinSpareThreads     25 
MaxSpareThreads     75 
ThreadsPerChild     25 
MaxRequestsPerChild  1000

How can I get apache to clean up after itself?


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