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From Pascal van Rossum <pas...@pen.nl>
Subject general/3310: httpd caused huge load
Date Thu, 29 Oct 1998 10:01:36 GMT

>Number:         3310
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       httpd caused huge load
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Oct 29 02:10:01 PST 1998
>Originator:     pascal@pen.nl
>Release:        1.3.3
Linux pen.pen.nl 2.0.18 #1 Tue Sep 10 10:15:48 EDT 1996 i586
gcc version 2.7.2
Apache 1.3.3 caused a load of 14 on our Linux system. There were according to the logfiles
no unusual hits to our server that would suggest an attempt to hack the system.

There seemed to be about 5 http daemons which took up all the CPU. 

After restarting the webserver the load decreased to normal level again.


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