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From Jim Keller <>
Subject [users@httpd] Apache 2.0.55 bringing Win2k3 to a halt
Date Thu, 27 Jul 2006 01:54:33 GMT
Hey all,
    I currently added a new server running Win2k3 server standard, 
Apache 2, and a decent set of hardware specs (2.8ghz xeon, 1GB ram). I 
currently have two other machines running Apache 2 on the same setup 
without any issues. In fact, they run quite reliably. However, I'm 
having some strange issues with this newest server and was wondering if 
someone could shed any light on the problem. Essentially, if Apache is 
serving even a light or moderate amount of requests, the machine will 
grind to a halt (taking minutes just to process a login, seconds to 
respond to mouse clicks, etc) until the Apache service is stopped. I can 
reproduce this behavior every time by using ab to send some (maybe 5000) 
requests, and the machine stops responding, including no longer handling 
HTTP requests, about halfway through the benchmark, even with a 
concurrency of only one or two. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling 
Apache, running with a completely fresh config, and also tried using 
version 2.0.58. I would upgrade to 2.2, but ultimately this machine 
needs to run SunOne ASP, which does not currently support Apache 2.2. 
However, even with SunOne completely uninstalled and with a fresh 
httpd.conf, the slowdown issue is still present. I've tried playing with 
ThreadsPerChild and MaxRequestsPerChild, but to no avail. I've also 
tried disabling all unnecessary services on the machine, installing all 
Windows Updates, and of course rebooting many times.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

-Jim Keller

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