My googling doesn't get me anything useful.
Very simple question for you Linux experts:
What is /httpd -k start -DSSL actually doing?
I see a fair number of those lines in top.
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
13612 apache 16 0 167m 18m 4484 S 3.2 0.5 0:00.80 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start -DSSL
13588 apache 16 0 173m 23m 4472 R 2.3 0.6 0:01.84 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start -DSSL
13632 apache 16 0 166m 17m 4356 S 2.0 0.4 0:00.50 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start -DSSL
Is apache wiping out old idle threads, or what? Why do the different lines have different CPU% ? What is that -k ? does it mean 'kill'?