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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache Sometimes Ignoring MaxSpareServers, Running Out of Memory
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2006 18:28:15 GMT
On 9/22/06, Dave Mabe <> wrote:
> I'm running Apache from the apache-perl Debian package out of stable.
> Every so often (just infrequently enough to be very annoying), Apache will
> all of the sudden ignore the MaxSpareServers and start up more and more
> Apache child processes until it brings the server down.  During normal
> operation, it works just fine.  But when it gets in this state, it brings
> the server to its knees and I have to reboot.
> I'm using this version of apache-perl: 1.3.33-6sarge1
> Any ideas about how to troubleshoot and fix this problem?

What does server-status look like during these times (see mod_status)?


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