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From Frederik Nosi <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Slow performance in Apache
Date Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:47:24 GMT
On 08/25/2014 08:25 PM, Rainer Jung wrote:
>> Out of curiosity, on the summary page generated by mod_status, the
>> description of W is:
>> "*|W|*" Sending Reply
>> I thought that when in this state, the corresponding thread / proccess
>> was sending the reply to the client. From your reply if i understood
>> correctly seems that when using mod_proxy (and mod_jk right?) the W
>> state includes the time spent on sending the request and geting a reply
>> from the origin.
>> Is this right?
> Yes, "W" is everything between having read the request and logging the 
> request after having send the response. So especially it includes 
> forwarding in proxy or mod_jk and waiting/reading the response from 
> the origin server.
> You should add response duration logging to the httpd server access 
> log (%D) and to the origin server log file, if you want to track the 
> performance of the latter. mod_jk allows you to additionally log 
> origin server response times as observed by the httpd web server in 
> the httpd access log.

Indeed is one of the first things that i do (enable %D) when configuring 
httpd / tomcat etc.
I asked because i expected that when a lot of apache workers are in the 
"W" state it was dueto slow clients or DOS attacks.

> Regards,

Thanks for your reply,

> Rainer
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