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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Httpd processes exist for more than two days
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2005 15:34:13 GMT
On 7/20/05, Mishra, Pawan <> wrote:
> I am using I.H.S. with Websphere and have frequently noticed that
> there are many httpd processes older than two days. This happens even if
> application is not heavily used in the mean time. 
> Can someone help me out to know what may be the reason for this and how can
> I ensure that the httpd processes go away as usual after serving the
> request. 

httpd processes do *not* go away after serving requests.  They wait
for new requests to appear.  This "pre-forking" makes the server much
more efficient.  So it is completely normal to see long-lived httpd


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