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Old 02-28-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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mod_status reporting number of processes exceeding MaxClients

If anyone knows the answer to this, PLEEEEASE let me know (servers are under very heavy load).

I currently have the following httpd configuraton for worker:

ServerLimit          4
ThreadLimit         15
StartServers         2
MaxClients          60
MinSpareThreads     15
MaxSpareThreads     60
ThreadsPerChild     15
MaxRequestsPerChild  0
This should, in theory, only allow a maximum of 60 simultaneous connections (ServerLimit times MaxThreads, or MaxClients). However, when looking at my server-status a few minutes ago, I saw

165 requests currently being processed, 12 idle workers
This is so far out of the range, I can't believe it. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong here? It appears that I'm doing the right thing by the documentation. I did also make sure that I stopped and started Apache after setting ServerLimit.

I'd be so grateful if someone could shed some light on this.


p.s. I'm adding more memory tomorrow when it arrives. I just need to handle this issue today before it arrives. Thanks.

Last edited by thetawaverider; 02-28-2007 at 09:11 PM.
Old 02-28-2007, 11:14 PM   #2
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Answer found, see it here.


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