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From Yann Ylavic <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Question about apache2.4, prefork and mod_perl
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:56:30 GMT

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 9:11 AM, Norbert <> wrote:
> So: I am running apache 2.4 (on FreeBSD 11), use mod_perl and prefork.  When
> the server starts it creates several httpd processes all running under root.
> This is ok.  When a request arrives it creates subprocesses with the user
> www:www (80:80) - everything ok.  But now the question: why are the
> processes with www:www user terminated after a short time / request?
> Meaning: if I wait a short time, the mod_perl modules have allways been
> "reinitailized", as far as I can so from my debugging output. Is there a way
> to keep a fixed number of processes under www:www running - at least for
> hours?  I hope I could explain...

Please have a look at

The relevant directives are MinSpareServers and MaxSpareServers for
the number of running processes, and MaxConnectionsPerChild for their


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