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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Memory usage in Apache
Date Fri, 11 May 2007 16:03:59 GMT
On 5/11/07, Arnab Ganguly <> wrote:
> > > 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
> > > sure.
> > > 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?
> >
> > It is normal to have at least one parent process, one child process,
> > and one CGI daemon process on a threaded server.
> This one parent, one child and one CGI remains for 24hrs but after that one
> more child gets launched even with keeping ServerLimit and StartServers as
> 1.So thats what I am confused.Why this new daemon is getting generated after
> 24hrs and how do i stop it?

There is nothing in apache that would do something specific after 24
hours. Perhaps you have a cron job doing log rotation and sending
signals to the server?

Try using the server-status handler to identify whether you really
have two processes serving requests.


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