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busy little server …

so busy trying to catch up all the requests, just to fail miserably…

And no, the values shown are not percent : we’re talking about unix load ….

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  1. Dopefish
    December 14th, 2010 at 03:19 | #1

    did the poor thing run out of physical memory and start swapping itself to death?

  2. Anlageberater
    February 24th, 2011 at 16:33 | #2

    Sorry mate, didn’t saw your comment (can’t even remember the notification…).

    In the outcome this was part of the problem, or better, the result. It took me quite a long time figuring out what was going wrong. This server is running on a virtual machine with a relative low amount of RAM. The default settings for an apache webserver (and I never changed them) on ubuntu server are somewhat … errrm … “extended”. So in specific situations when the web server got many connections and started to spawn several worker processes (each one with his own memory footprint) this could lead into the swap-o-rama.

    I changed some values e.g. MaxClients, ThreadsPerChild together with KeepAliveTimeout which seems to be the solution for this.

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