Huge httpd processes (25+ Mb) and growing
Posted on 2001-07-12
I'm running FreeBSD 4.2, Apache 1.3.14 with a bunch of modules, including mod_php4, mod_perl, and mod_ssl. I have been using a mod_perl script to dynamically write a bunch of VirtualHost files, but it seemed to be leaking memory everytime I restarted the server, so I took out the mod_perl stuff, and even disabled the loading of the mod_perl module (cleared the LoadModule and AddModule commands for it). The size dropped about 4 megs but it still leaks about 100k of RAM everytime the server is restarted. The only way to refresh it is to stop and start the server, but it still starts up at about 26 megs per process.
I also run a ridiculous amount of VirtualHosts (probably around 200, maybe more) on the server. I'm not sure if that will contribute to the large size or not, but I have a separate config file with them in it that I "Include" into the httpd.conf file.
Again, I load a bunch of modules. First I run LoadModules, then do a ClearModuleList and then AddModules. Here are the modules I am loading:
Here are my max/min settings:
Is there a way to cut down on memory consumption AND keep memory from leaking?