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From Owen Boyle <>
Subject Re: MaxClients
Date Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:10:20 GMT
Kyle wrote:
> Referring to another thread, "keep-alive & shedding load", how is
> Thorsten able to set up Apache to allow 1000 processes?  By testing, I
> have found that my Apache, 1.3.22 from a RH 7.1 RPM install, only
> appears to support 255 processes.
> To test, I've set the following:
> MaxClients 1000
> StartServers 1000
> (just to test).  Both /server-status/ and "ps -C httpd |grep -c httpd"
> yield only 255 processes running when Apache is restarted.
> Is this an invalid test?
> Is this a limit because I'm using an Intel based server?

MaxClients is only configurable within the  hard-coded upper limit of
256 which set in the source-code. This is not particularly obvious from
the documentation, I would chide...

If you want to change it, the line is:


in src/include/httpd.h

then do make again...


Owen Boyle.

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