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From "Philip M. Gollucci" <>
Subject Re: Found it !!! Why is my apache parent process growing...
Date Tue, 03 Jan 2006 16:47:42 GMT
Perrin Harkins wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 16:46 +0100, Len Kranendonk wrote:
>> I found it !!!
>> Issueing an "apachectl restart" (or kill -HUP) make the apache parent 
>> process size grow !
> This was a well-known issue with mod_perl 1.x built using DSO.  I never
> use graceful restart because of this.  I thought 2.x got rid of this
> issue though.  You could try making a static build and see if that fixes
> it.

I was thinking of this one
add a perl bug workaround: with USE_ITHREADS perl leaks pthread_key_t
on every reload of libperl.{a,so} (it's allocated on the very first
perl_alloc() and never freed). This becomes a problem on apache
restart: if the OS limit is 1024, 1024 restarts later things will
start crashing [Gisle Aas <>, Stas]

but my PERL is unthreaded so thats not it.

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