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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to interpret server-status from mod_status module?
Date Thu, 02 Aug 2007 01:52:47 GMT
On 8/1/07, <> wrote:
> I am using Apache 2.0.48 in prefork MPM mode and am not sure how to
> interpret the stat which shows "accesses this connection/child/slot".
> What is a "slot" ?    The server-status shows 400 slots with most of them
> being "open slot with no process" and  the rest which is  less than 30
> workers being active.    Does it mean at some point in time there were 400
> active workers and hence these slots were created?

Nah. You have 400 slots because MaxClients is set to 400 so apache
creates a scoreboard (inter-process communication location) with space
for 400 children to be tracked.

> Since the number of accesses/slot against the busy workers is of the order
> of 40-50k, was wondering if forcing a value of say 10k on
> MaxRequestsPerChild would help with performace?

No, not unless you have a memory leak someplace.


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