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From Marc Perkel <m...@perkel.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] server-status - what does this mean?
Date Mon, 07 Aug 2006 14:25:55 GMT


Eike Frost wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On Friday 04 August 2006 18:02, Marc Perkel wrote:
>   
>> I'm having connection problems. Running server status 90% of the
>> connections look like this:
>> *50-0* 	17499 	0/8/8 	*R* 	0.00 	0 	1 	0.0 	0.00 	0.00 	? 	? 	..reading..
>> What does this mean?
>>     
>
> This means that these processes are reading requests being sent to them. If 
> most of your processes are in reading state, you either have a massive 
> network problem, or somebody is trying to DoS you by opening connections and 
> very slowly sending requests that never actually do get finished, thereby 
> tying up the process/thread. Have a look at 
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#timeout to see how you can 
> reduce the time Apache will wait in Reading state.
>
> --Eike
>   

Thanks - that solved it. Not sure what happened but had a very high load 
problem.

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