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From Gary Stanley <g...@outloud.org>
Subject general/9597: Super high load, high swap usage with apache 1.3.22
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2002 22:37:52 GMT

>Number:         9597
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       Super high load, high swap usage with apache 1.3.22
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jan 25 14:40:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     gary@outloud.org
>Release:        1.3.22
FreeBSD rcp-2u.rcp.net 4.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE #5: Thu Jan 24 11:58:39 GMT 2002  
  root@room6.adultbouncer.com:/usr/src/sys/compile/70  i386
Apache 1.3.22, stripped down config with minimal modules. high volume traffic site with static

5:32PM  up  5:28, 1 user, load averages: 16.12, 18.64, 20.57

Load sometimes spikes to 100+ and box is frozen. 

bash-2.05$ ps aux|grep -c httpd

Apache is configured with 2048 maxclients. Machine has 2 PIII 1ghz procs,  2G's of memory
and 4G's of swap. 
Here's apache config:

ServerType standalone
ServerRoot "/usr/local"
#LockFile /var/run/httpd.lock
PidFile /var/run/httpd.pid
ScoreBoardFile /var/run/httpd.scoreboard
#ResourceConfig conf/srm.conf
#AccessConfig conf/access.conf
Timeout 300
KeepAlive On
MinSpareServers 32
MaxSpareServers 64
MaxRequestsPerChild 0
MaxClients 1400
MaxKeepAliveRequests 10000
ListenBacklog 1023



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