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From "Eric Covener" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache httpd memory usage problem
Date Sun, 20 Jan 2008 12:55:58 GMT
On Jan 16, 2008 2:06 AM, Lahiru Gunathilake <> wrote:

> I have a simple server and when i'm sending request to that server what
> happen is it increase the memory and when the response is over it comes
> back to it's initial memory usage value.Then i can simply keep on
> sending number of requests without any issue.But with Apache different
> scenario is happening since it is not reduce it's memory usage even when
> i'm stop sending request.

If you're using the worker MPM, you will see memory grow in this
fashion until each thread has had a chance to serve the "big" request,
at which point it will flatten out. MaxMemFree may help if you need to
stay under some 3GB mark or the "big' requests are rare enough that
you really want Apache to "give back" allocated memory between
requests to avoid the tax of asking for it next time.

Eric Covener

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