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From jekillen <jekil...@prodigy.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Memory problems from browser point of view
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2007 00:23:29 GMT

On Mar 15, 2007, at 5:32 AM, Joshua Slive wrote:

> On 3/15/07, jekillen <jekillen@prodigy.net> wrote:
>> Hello;
>> I have not had experience with this in the past
>> but I am doing a large project in php and I
>> need to know what Apache sends the browser
>> when it is having memory problems.
>
> If you have MaxClients tuned correctly (that is, low enough that
> apache processes never wind up in swap space), then when you are low
> on memory apache will hit MaxClients and further clients will simply
> not be able to connect until a process is available to serve them.
>
> If MaxClients is not tuned correctly, then apache will start trying to
> use swap space and responses will become slower and slower until the
> server essentially looks dead.
>
Thanks for the reply. Now I have more to work with
In the first situation, MaxClients is low enough, what
sort of message is likely to be presented? Would this
be distinguishable from  a message generated by
the server being off line?
Jeff K


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