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From Perrin Harkins <>
Subject Re: Why is my apache parent process growing...
Date Mon, 02 Jan 2006 20:54:22 GMT
On Mon, 2006-01-02 at 21:48 +0100, Len Kranendonk wrote:
> We're using a global %session hash, which is undef 'fed when the session is 
> closed.
> I'm not reading in large data sets, but even if I did that should grow the 
> child process,
> not the parent process, right ?


> The application I'm talking about is WebGUI, a CMS written in perl. I've 
> mailed the
> WebGUI list earlier today. It seems that the people running on Linux don't 
> have the
> problem that's causing me pain. That's why I start to believe that it's a 
> FreeBSD/mod_perl issue.

It may be a problem with the way FreeBSD reports memory usage rather
than true growth of the parent process.

> The problem is not limited to WebGUI, I also have it on two boxes that serve 
> football
> results. The only thing that's running there is SOAP::Lite, HTML::Template, 
> XML::Simple
> and Cache::FileCache.

Are you using IPC::SharedCache for your HTML::Template caching?

- Perrin

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