I'm recycling w3wp.exe...and it hangs up! Anybody seen this before?
Posted on 2004-08-24
Okay, I'm running IIS6 on my 2003 server, and I have it set to recycle every few hours or so to prevent my ASP.NET webservices from running out of memory.
2/3 times, this works fine...but sometimes the "new" w3wp.exe process starts, and then I get a hang up of 2-5 minutes!
During that period, CPU utilization is practically nothing, there's plenty of MB available, and all the ASP.NET requests just keep queueing.
The w3wp.exe will FINALLY kick in and do it's job, but not without a ton of thread abort exceptions from my applications.
I haven't found any major clues for this yet, so if anyone has an idea, inkling, or otherwise, I would GREATLY appreciate an assist.