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From Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uh...@fantomas.sk>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] RAM problem w/ multiple Apache processes
Date Mon, 04 May 2009 10:56:02 GMT
On 04.05.09 00:15, Rex C. Eastbourne wrote:
> I seem to have done something very wrong with my Apache configuration,
> but can't figure out what it is. Essentially, each time I launch my
> website and start to get traffic, I almost immediately run out of RAM.

how much of RAM do you have on that machine?

> Typing "ps faux" gives me the following snippet, where I have around
> 20 processes started by user www-data:
> 
> USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
> [...]
> root      5065  0.0  1.9 156952  9976 ?        Ss   06:26   0:00
> /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
> www-data  5069  0.0  4.8 223908 25388 ?        S    06:26   0:00  \_
> /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
> [Around 20 more of these...]
> www-data  5164  0.1  4.7 223332 24876 ?        S    06:41   0:00  \_
> /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
> www-data  5168  0.0  1.1 156952  6232 ?        S    06:42   0:00  \_
> /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
> 
> Any clues about what could be happening here? My 000-default
> configuration file (I'm on Ubuntu) just contains a bunch of
> VirtualHost and Location directives. I'm happy to provide any
> information that might be useful for diagnosing this.

Do you use ubuntu's apache package(s)? Don't you have too much of useless
modules loaded?

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