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From Rajesh Tammineni <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Query on number of child process created for worker MPM
Date Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:07:08 GMT

Thank you for reply. Please find below for further comments..

> On 11 Feb 2016, at 10:31 PM, Luca Toscano <> wrote:
> Hi Rajesh!
> My comments inline:
> 2016-02-11 13:21 GMT+01:00 Rajesh Tammineni <>:
>> I am running apache 2.2 version on Linux OS and there is no configuration values
defined in my apache configuration.
>> I believe it takes all below default values.
> Please set the values that you need in the configuration files, relying on the default
ones is not the best option. You should set your operational values; it is easier to figure
out where the inconsistencies are. I also assume that you are using the worker mpm (,
but could you please confirm?

Yes. I am using worker MPM.
>> I am observing sometimes child process are reaching 30 to 32.
> Processes or threads? Are you sure that you are checking them correctly?

I am talking about child process not threads. I know based on requests child process creates.
But my doubt is as per the default ServerLimit value I should have 16 child process. Looks
my understanding is incorrect.
>> I was in an impression the child process can create only 16 as per above default
ServerLimit value. Could you please clarify on this?
> "Two directives set hard limits on the number of active child processes and the number
of server threads in a child process, and can only be changed by fully stopping the server
and then starting it again. ServerLimit is a hard limit on the number of active child processes,
and must be greater than or equal to the MaxClients directive divided by the ThreadsPerChild
directive. ThreadLimit is a hard limit of the number of server threads, and must be greater
than or equal to the ThreadsPerChild directive."
>> Also I am seeing MaxClients reached when I restart apache server. So that means it
will error MaxClients reached only once in server life?
> This question is a bit unclear, can you add a bit more info? 

I am getting MaxClients setting reached in error logs when I restart Apache instance. 
My question is...that message will only be generated once per server lifetime?
 [error] server reached MaxClients setting, consider raising the MaxClients setting
> Thanks!
> Luca 

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