I have a couple huge sites that run endless amounts of CGI all day long. I
[Sat Mar 6 17:08:47 1999] [error] [client 188.8.131.52] (11)Try again:
couldn't spawn child process: /apache133/web/site.com/perlprogram.cgi
every say 4 seconds, with the client getting the standard error 500 -
unrecoverable server error. I'm under Linux 2.0.35.
This use to bring my server to the ground, but I added more memory, and the
server is fine now, except for Apache. All CGI is run as "nobody". My top
5:21pm up 32 days, 2:41, 2 users, load average: 7.11, 5.36, 4.24
278 processes: 259 sleeping, 8 running, 11 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 42.8% user, 23.8% system, 0.1% nice, 38.7% idle
Mem: 257168K av, 237796K used, 19372K free, 267660K shrd, 71272K buff
Swap: 120480K av, 0K used, 120480K free 47420K cached
My httpd.conf has
Is there anything at all I can do to allow more damn CGI to run? Whats with
the limit anyway? I just want to run an unlimited number of nobody CGI
processes. How can I do that?