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From Usman Wahid <mswa...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: general/7603: Server hanging when faced with network bottlenecks
Date Sun, 22 Apr 2001 09:20:01 GMT
The following reply was made to PR general/7603; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Usman Wahid <mswahid@yahoo.com>
To: marc@apache.org, apache-bugdb@apache.org
Cc: apbugs@Apache.Org
Subject: Re: general/7603: Server hanging when faced with network bottlenecks
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 02:10:16 -0700 (PDT)

 many thanks for your urgent reply. the only thing that
 bothered us was that the max clients limit is 300 and
 the server stops responding from localhost when the
 limit hadn't reached at all. it is okay that many
 child processes are taking a lot more time sending the
 data but if the max client limit hasn't reached then
 parent should be able to fork a new process if needed.
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 > Synopsis: Server hanging when faced with network
 > bottlenecks
 > State-Changed-From-To: open-closed
 > State-Changed-By: marc
 > State-Changed-When: Sun Apr 22 01:04:48 PDT 2001
 > State-Changed-Why:
 > Apache will only handle MaxConnections connections
 > at once.  Once those are all full, you will have
 > some connections be "established" but not served
 > until a child process is free, ones after that will
 > just timeout without opening a TCP connection.
 > If you are having network problems, then you are
 > probably having lots of clients with connections
 > that are open but not transferring data.  Think
 > about it as if your average time to serve each
 > request goes from 5 seconds to 100 seconds; clearly,
 > that will be a lot heavier load on the server.
 > This isn't really an Apache issue, it is just the
 > way that the world is.
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