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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache Sometimes Ignoring MaxSpareServers, Running Out of Memory
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 00:16:50 GMT
On 9/27/06, Qingshan Xie <> wrote:
> >
> > Apache will never create children over
> > ServerLimit/MaxClients.
> Joshua,  I did see our apache created extra children
> spawned by Apache parent.  We configured Apache-2.0.54
> with worker MPM, the serverlimit was 32 but it spawned
> over 42 children in the high load condition.  Any
> comment?

How are you measuring?  ServerLimit is a limit on the number of
processes, not threads.  On many OSes, it is difficult to distinguish
between processes and threads.

Also note that ServerLimit limits only the worker children.  There
will still be some additional processes for cgi, etc.


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