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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Strange Problem
Date Mon, 28 Mar 2005 15:44:08 GMT
On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 15:27:24 +0300, Yannis Tsakiris <> wrote:
> So far so good, but in an arbitrary moment all apache processes stop serving
> requests, and all of the processes are trying to consume a lot of cpu time,
> and load average is increasing very fast (at the end the load average is
> almost equal to the number of running apache processes, which is 500). In
> this condition the server is not responding and all I can do is to reboot
> the machine. 

If you can use the shell, then you should do some debugging: attach to
the processes with gdb and strace and see what they are up to.  It is
unlikely that this is an apache-httpd problem.  More likely one of
your scripts is getting stuck someplace.


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