Hmm I am unsure as my server crashed on me this morning and restarted it
self so every thing is back to normal (15meg per process)

But I can never remeber noticing a much smaller Apache process. So I would
gues at yes the parent process gets larger too.

I though it was mod_ssl causing the problem but I have commented that out
from http.conf but that made no difference

John Wards

> Is the apache parent process ( the one running under root) getting
> larger too?
> John Wards wrote:
> >After being told off on the dev list I have posted this on this list (I
> >thought it was techie enough to go on that list but I was wrong....)
> >
> >I am running a large PHP/MySQL/Apache driven website and I am finding
> >the apache Processes get larger and larger as the days go on. When I
> >stop/start apache the processes are around 16-17 meg each and after a
> >they are about 40meg each and if we then get a large in flux of traffic
> >a Monday lunch time the server just pages out and dies...
> >
> >I have been on the apache list given them all my modules that I have
> >and they pointed the finger at PHP, I was told to change
> >to 100 but this made no difference. Is there a fix for this? or a planned
> >fix for this?
> >
> >Oh and here are the modules I am using:
> >
> >We are running Apache/1.3.26, PHP/4.2.2 mod_ssl/2.8.9 under FreeBSD 4.6.
> >Apache modules:
> >
> >mod_php4, mod_ssl, mod_setenvif, mod_so, mod_auth, mod_access, mod_alias,
> >mod_userdir, mod_actions, mod_imap, mod_asis, mod_cgi, mod_dir,
> >mod_autoindex, mod_include, mod_status, mod_negotiation, mod_mime,
> >mod_log_config, mod_env, http_core
> >
> >all compiled in except for mod_php4 and mod_ssl which are loaded using
> >LoadModule.
> >
> >Cheers
> >John Wards
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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