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From Dietmar Müller <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: large amount of R in server-status
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:39:04 GMT
> Hi,
> I use since long time the apache in version 2.0 on windows 2000 (SP4).
> Since 4 weeks I can see (some times per day) many R in server-status.
> Sometimes so much that the server run full and stop working because all
> threads are used. I search in web and generally the response is that it have
> to do with dos but I'm not sure (or can't believe that)
> When I watch over some time the serverstatus I can see sometimes requests
> staying in R status until the configparameter timeout=300 (default) kick the
> request out. Sometimes this R staying requests use more then 50% from my
> reads and then after timeout all works like expexcted. Sometimes the
> complete webserver is blocked.
> Current I have 450 threads on apache and in background 2 clustered tomcats
> with a 200 threads.
> Can anybody explain me how it is possible that some (?) can send a rq to a
> webserver and don't finish the rq that the server wait for it? How can I
> solve such situations?
> Further: how can I identify and/or analyze a problem like this. I have now a
> situation where I have log the network trafik with wireshark.
> This problem start (about) at a time when we switch to a new provider.
> I have now version 2.0.57 but I have the problem also in the latest version
> from the 2.0 tree.
> If someone has some hint and or experience how to identify the problem -->
> thanks for any comment / hint
> regards Dietmar

I found the problem :-)

/* for the archive */
to isolate the problem I write a small script which store every sec netstat -na
and the after analyze it and search some hours in web I found the problem.

Might after migration to an other os follow mod is a solution:

hope this help other people!

If someone have any input about this pls let me know

regards Dietmar

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