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Old 11-19-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
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Apache, KDE, Python eating up memory in Redhat 9

Ok I have read through threads and searched a bit but no satisfying answer.

I am running Redhat 9 and it is getting quite slow..I have to forcefully reboot and it would just freeze right in front of my eyes.

A little inquiry showed..I have Python running..I personally don't use python..could it have been invoked from any other program. It runs everytime I boot.

now the most strange thing..

$/etc/init.d/httpd start

$ps -aux

will show me 6-7 httpd proccesses and I will have to kill each of it..

All of this when I am running KDE.

Now I switched to Gnome..and it runs quit ok..the apache problem is there..but it doesn't slow that much.

I try to open Konquerer..and then it again freezes..

Is it a KDE/Redhat 9 specific problem ??

How should I fix it ..
Old 11-19-2006, 04:40 PM   #2
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It's normal for httpd to start a bunch of processes (so that the server can more quickly handle multiple clients). You can define how many it starts in the httpd.conf. Plenty of programs are written in python includeding most of Red Hat's graphical admin stuff. If one of those programs is running you'll see a python process.

What are your system specs? Have you looked at free to see if you've exhausted free memory. If the computer is swapping heavily that will kill performance.

Also, RH9 is ancient history. I would strongly suggest upgrading to something more recent if at all possible.


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