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From "Robinson Craig" <>
Subject [users@httpd] PHP 5 causes APACHE 1.3 processes to skyrocket with keepalive on
Date Thu, 11 Oct 2007 23:41:14 GMT
Hi Folks,

I'm going through the process of upgrading PHP to 5.1.6 on my intranet
APACHE 1.3 web server. With PHP4, I was typically running at about 30
HTTPD processes at any one time. When running with PHP 5, the processes
skyrocket to 150 (which is my MaxClients limit) in a matter of a minute
or two.

This is with:

KeepAlive On
MaxKeepAliveRequests 100
KeepAliveTimeout 15

However, when I set KeepAlive to Off, the webserver performs beautifully
under PHP 5. It seems that, with PHP5, the KeepAlive connections are not
closing as they should.

I now have a well-performing web server running PHP5 with KeepAlive off,
but it is annoying me as to why this might be the case. Any pointers as
to where to begin looking would be gratefully accepted.

AND...on a completely different tack....I have have always received an
awesome response when I post to this mailing list (thanks to all). But I
am curious to "mailing-list-etiquette": I would like to reply with a big
"thanks" to all those kind souls whom set me straight on numerous apache
issues. Yet, these "thank-you's" consume precious
bandwith/reading-time/thought-processes. What is the GO?
Cheers, Craig

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