Why Apache says 'reason: couldn't spawn child process'?

Why Apache says 'reason: couldn't spawn child process'?

Post by Cihat ARIKA » Fri, 27 Feb 1998 04:00:00

When i tried to run a cgi script (even test-cgi!),
Server is returned an error message and in error_log file,
it says: reason: couldn't spawn child process...
How can i fix this problem?


1. Apache and 'couldn't spawn child process'

I'm running Apache 1.3.3 under Linux 2.0.35, and everything is working fine,
except every one in a while I get in my log file:

[Fri Feb 26 16:40:31 1999] [error] [client] (11)Try again:
couldn't spawn child process: /script.cgi.

If I go back and do the exact same thing, it works.  Happens about 20% of the
time.  I obviously maxed my number of processes because I have a really busy
site with alot of CGI, but I need to know what to change to fix this.


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