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From "Robinson Craig" <>
Subject [users@httpd] MaxRequestsPerChild and number of accesses reported in server-status
Date Wed, 10 Oct 2007 23:50:43 GMT
Hi Folks,

I'm a bit confused about the effects of changing the MaxRequestsPerChild

I previously had MaxRequestsPerChild set to "0" which, as I have always
understood, means that there is no maximum. Last night I changed the
config to:

MaxRequestsPerChild 100

And about an hour after a "hard" restart of Apache, I get the following
as an example of a typical server-status for the first 3 processes:

Srv  PID     Acc   M...etc
0-0 6702 0/191/828 W...etc
1-0 6735 1/210/780 K...etc
2-0 6736 5/205/844 K...etc

As I understand, the "Acc" column is made up of: # accesses per
connection/child/slot. Yet, the number of "Accesses" per each child is
reported as > 100. I would have thought that setting MaxRequestsPerChild
to 100 means that the process would be terminated after 100 requests (or
"accesses"), so that this number should never exceed 100.

Can anyone shed any light on this?
Cheers, Craig

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