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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2.2.15 memory usage
Date Tue, 24 Aug 2010 14:59:07 GMT
On 8/20/2010 5:42 AM, MegaBrutal wrote:
> Sorry, I was wrong. MaxSpareServers is only available in the prefork
> MPM module. Windows binaries on the other hand are compiled with
> mpm_winnt:
> Look up MaxMemFree, MaxRequestsPerChild, ThreadLimit, ThreadsPerChild
> directives. All of these are available in mpm_winnt and allow you to
> fine tune Apache's memory consumption.

Given the problem description, MaxMemFree should work well to bring things
back in line.  If using MaxRequestsPerChild, remember it will interrupt the
server completely for a short time (as it restarts) each time that limit
is hit, so set it upwards of 100000 connections per child.

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