seeking advice on something I was not able to find either in Apache docs or on the web. After running for some time, Apache (1.26) seems to start accumulating G-childs, status looks like this:
Server uptime: 23 days 14 hours 51 minutes 57 seconds
24 requests currently being processed, 8 idle servers
Now, of course apache restart helps, but I wondered if that's a bug in Apache or something in my config? Keepalives are set to 5 second, and those G childs keep hanging there for minutes. Requests per child is 10,000. Could it be caused by some malicious clients?
I've read new version's lists of fixes and did not find a word about things that could be related. This is something very basic, and they don't change core functionality much.
Anyway, thanks, will try to reduce requests per child. I was instead thinking to make it infinite, since those G-children are, most probably, the ones which have served their limit of requests and now refuse to die for some reason. If that's the case, the problem should get worse