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From "Chandranshu ." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: httpd is creating large number of shared memory segments.
Date Fri, 26 Jun 2009 11:26:31 GMT
Hi André

Our server is handling around 20 requests per second. Please note that this
is not a single site. There are many sites that are hosted on this server.
As requests to host new site keep coming in, we keep reloading the virtual
host config through a graceful restart.

Here are my KeepAlive settings:
   KeepAlive On
   MaxKeepAliveRequests 100
   KeepAliveTimeout 15

Unfortunately, I can't answer why the MaxRequestsPerChild was modified as it
was done by the earlier sysad and there is no documentation left around by
him. I have been reading up a few articles on tuning the apache performance
and am planning to change them as per the requirements of the server.

Please let me know if there is any other config/statistics I can provide
which will help in debugging the issue.

Thanks much for your time,

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 3:47 PM, André Warnier <> wrote:

> Chandranshu . wrote:
> ...
> Just to help in getting an idea of your site :
> - how many requests is your site typically handling (per second, per
> minute..) ?
> - what is your KeepAlive setting ?
> and, why did you change the default for MaxRequestsPerChild ?
> any particular reason, or just for the sake of it ?
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