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From "Chidanand Gangur" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Scoreboard file not created
Date Wed, 30 Aug 2006 18:51:01 GMT
Well I have already tried mod_status. I was under the impression that the
scoreboard file would give me some more information.

To give some more details about my test

I have following server configuration

  Timeout               300
  MaxKeepAliveRequests  500
  KeepAliveTimeout      6
  KeepAlive             On
  MinSpareServers       16
  MaxSpareServers       32
  StartServers          4
  MaxClients            250
  MaxRequestsPerChild   500

My test is:

I fire http request using curl form a simulated set up. these request are
fired at the rate of 4 request per second. Roughly there are 240 requests in
60 seconds.

With this kind of set up I see apache reaching to the MaxClient Limit and
things going.

with KeepAliveTimeout as 6 why are the process not recovering?

I would appreciate your help to understand this scenario.

On 8/30/06, Joshua Slive <> wrote:
> On 8/30/06, Chidanand Gangur <> wrote:
> > I have a condition in my network where all of a sudden the server
> becomes
> > unresponsive I want to know what and where things are messing up.
> >
> >  I am using PHP for server side scripting where I open UNIX dgram socket
> to
> > comunicate to the back end. I have a test where 800-1000 user try to
> access
> > the server.
> >
> >  I see lot of  UNIX stream sockets in connected state in net stat though
> I
> > am using UNIX dgram sockets. I also see the apache has reached MaxClient
> > limit of 250.
> >
> >  When such condition arises I see whole of my system becomes slow.
> >  I want to get a clear idea where things are messing up.
> If you want to look at the scoreboard, use the server-status handler
> provided by mod_status.  This won't, of course, help if your server is
> completely locked up.  But I don't think you're going to get anywhere
> trying to debug the raw scoreboard. And it doesn't seem to have
> anything to do with your problem.
> Obviously if you have 1000 clients connecting and MaxClient of 250,
> you're not going to get much performance.  If you want to really see
> what apache is up to, use a debugger as described here:
> Joshua.
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Chidanand Gangur

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