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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Debugging a runaway httpd process
Date Fri, 29 Sep 2006 17:09:51 GMT
On 9/29/06, Jeff Mohler <> wrote:
> I am suffering from runaway httpd processes, and I dont understand
> enough about systems at this level, to understand why.
> I asked my server "admin"  (IE: Smart helper) to add PHP support and a
> few other minor things to the environment, which has been stable since
> 2002.
> Now, the httpd process randomly starts to run away with the whole machine.
> I stumbled into ktrace, and Ive found some fnctl calls that go
> nowhere, and tonight I caught it starting actually:

A gdb backtrace might be more informative:


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