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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Debugging a runaway httpd process
Date Fri, 29 Sep 2006 17:09:51 GMT
On 9/29/06, Jeff Mohler <speedtoys.racing@gmail.com> 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:
http://httpd.apache.org/dev/debugging.html#backtrace

Joshua.

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