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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] one more on MaxRequestPerChild
Date Mon, 07 May 2007 11:25:36 GMT

On May 7, 2007, at 6:07 AM, Arnab Ganguly wrote:

> Hi All,
> Is it possible that Apache launches a new process due to overlaod  
> even before the MaxRequestPerChild is met?
> Thanks
> -A

Apache will always try to maintain an idle pool of processes/threads
between Min/MaxSpareServers|Threads, so it will create or kill
processes/threads in order to achieve that. Assuming you have
not hit MaxClients and Apache needs to create more process/threads
to handle the load, yes, it will do do. As things slow down it
will also kill off idle threads/processes to maintain
the correct size idle pool.

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