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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache Sometimes Ignoring MaxSpareServers, Running Out of Memory
Date Wed, 27 Sep 2006 13:21:44 GMT
On 9/27/06, Qingshan Xie <> wrote:
> Hi! Joshua,  Under the high load condition, if the
> number of children spawned is over the ServerLimit or
> MaxClients/ThreadsPerChild, what the status of those
> extra children is?  Will all those extra children be
> in the queue waiting for the process?

Apache will never create children over ServerLimit/MaxClients.

If you are asking what happens to extra connections in that
circumstance, the answer is that they are queued by the OS up to the
limit specified in the ListenBacklog directive.  Connections in excess
of that are simply rejected.


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