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From "D. J. Waletzky" ...@mediachannel.org>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] RPM upgrades from 2.0.54 to 2.0.59
Date Fri, 15 Sep 2006 14:05:19 GMT
Thanks to all who replied!
The install of 2.0.59 from rpm seemed to go fine, except that when I
restarted httpd, mod_ssl wouldn't load. Luckily I'm not running any SSL
stuff right now, but it is strange. It gave a specific line error for a
binary file.

At any rate, the MaxClients have been adjusted and the server seems to be
humming along. Thanks again, guys.

>
> On Sep 14, 2006, at 10:33 AM, D. J. Waletzky wrote:
>
>> The reason I need to do this (and maybe this is another problem
>> entirely)
>> is because the server's traffic increased exponentially over the
>> last few
>> days and it seems to be running out of memory every night, if my
>
> Further to Joshua's recommendation to adjust your MaxClients setting,
> you may have a memory leak in your setup that causes your httpd
> processes to bloat up as they serve requests. You should be able to
> see that happen in your 'top' display.
>
> Consider using the MaxRequestsPerChild directive to limit the
> lifespan of your httpd processes. Start with a very low value (like
> MaxRequestsPerChild 1000) and see if that causes the problem to go
> away. Then, play with this directive and MaxClients until you arrive
> at a combination that keeps your server alive.
>
> A server with fewer httpd child processes can serve fewer concurrent
> requests, and may be slower, but a slightly slower server is better
> than a dead server! Your operating system should never, ever have to
> swap. Once the OS goes into swap, your server is as good as dead.
>
> S.
>
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>
>


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D. J. Waletzky
dj@mediachannel.org
http://dj.waletzky.com/


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