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From "Arnab Ganguly" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Memory usage in Apache
Date Fri, 11 May 2007 15:44:08 GMT
What my observation is, intialy the memory consumption is increased but
after sometime it remains same.Also the memory consumption by the active
daemon doesn't comes down even there is no processing of request.All the
above things happen only when I keep the MaxRequestperchild to 0.

My next question is I hve kept the ServerLimit and StartServers as 1 but
once the Apache runs for say around 20hrs with good traffic, it still
launches one more  daemon process...Why this behavior is happening I am not
The modules that I have loaded are the cgi module, server-status module and
mod_authz_host module.Does this have any impact one the above behaviors?

Thanks in advance.

On 5/11/07, Joshua Slive <> wrote:
> On 5/11/07, Arnab Ganguly <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >  How is the memory handled in Apache.I see the daemon process launched
> by
> > Apache, as it runs for a long time both its SZ and RSS increases over
> the
> > period of time.Is there any memory issues in Apache?What should I do to
> take
> > care of it?I have kept the MaxRequestPerChild as 0.Looking forward for
> > response.
> I don't believe there are any known memory leaks in apache httpd. But
> it wouldn't be unusual for memory usage to increase somewhat over time
> since some requests require more memory than others and it is usually
> impossible to return memory to the OS. It shouldn't continue to rise
> indefinitely. Memory leaks might be present in some module that you
> using with apache.
> You can, of course, recycle processes occasionally by setting
> MaxRequestsPerChild to some not-too-small number.
> Other than that, I'm not sure what question you are really asking.
> Joshua.
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