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From Nilesh Govindarajan <li...@itech7.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache newbie help - Multiple /usr/sbin/httpd2-preforks ...
Date Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:35:16 GMT
On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Richard Peacock <
richard.peacock@minorplanet.com> wrote:

>  Hi guys,
>
> I am sorry if this is such a newbie question!
>
>
>
> I was diagnosing an un-related issue on my web-server and had to list
> processes to see which PID needed to be killed.  I noticed that there were
> several entries for the “http2-prefork” process …
>
>
>
> [start]
>
> wwwrun    8786  0.0  0.5  88452  6052 ?        S    10:54   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
>
> wwwrun    8787  0.0  0.5  88452  6052 ?        S    10:54   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
>
> wwwrun    8788  0.0  0.5  88452  6052 ?        S    10:54   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
>
> wwwrun    8790  0.0  0.5  88452  6040 ?        S    10:54   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
>
> wwwrun    8791  0.0  0.5  88452  6040 ?        S    10:54   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
>
> wwwrun    8793  0.0  0.5  88452  6040 ?        S    10:54   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
>
> wwwrun    8813  0.0  0.5  88452  6036 ?        S    10:54   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
>
> wwwrun    8814  0.0  0.5  88452  6036 ?        S    10:54   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
>
> wwwrun    8815  0.0  0.5  88452  6040 ?        S    10:54   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
>
> [end]
>
>
>
> I mean, it’s not a huge problem or anything the webserver seems to be
> running OK - but is it right there should be multiple processes running like
> this?  I am sorry but I do not know if you need to view any configs or if
> there is a setting somewhere that controls the number of processes, I
> installed it through Yast and left it as default (as I am a newbie and this
> is for a home website!).
>
>
>
> I really would appreciate any replies that will help me to understand
> better.
>
> Thank you
>
>
>
> Richard
>
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Prefork is always like that. It will spawn a process for each request.

-- 
Nilesh Govindarajan
Site & Server Administrator
www.itech7.com

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