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Old 04-07-2009
Please Help me in my load average

Hello AlL,..

I want from experts to help me as my load average is increased and i dont know where is the problem !!

this is my top result :

root@a4s [~]# top
top - 11:30:38 up 40 min, 1 user, load average: 3.06, 2.49, 4.66
Mem: 8168788k total, 2889596k used, 5279192k free, 47792k buffers
Swap: 2031608k total, 0k used, 2031608k free, 1464780k cached

15523 mazikaco 16 0 226m 23m 16m S 24.1 0.3 0:08.74 php5
15547 mazikaco 15 0 226m 24m 17m S 17.5 0.3 0:13.74 php5
15516 mazikaco 16 0 226m 27m 20m S 15.9 0.3 0:11.29 php5
15546 mazikaco 16 0 225m 21m 14m S 15.5 0.3 0:09.73 php5
15548 mazikaco 16 0 225m 21m 14m S 13.9 0.3 0:09.40 php5
15522 mazikaco 16 0 226m 23m 16m S 13.5 0.3 0:15.26 php5
2928 mysql 15 0 731m 110m 4112 S 10.6 1.4 3:27.59 mysqld
15517 mazikaco 16 0 225m 26m 19m S 10.2 0.3 0:13.07 php5
15881 mazikaco 15 0 225m 20m 13m S 5.0 0.3 0:01.97 php5
4008 root 15 0 27600 7852 604 S 1.3 0.1 0:43.87 lighttpd
12374 nobody 16 0 71956 6300 2016 S 1.3 0.1 0:01.48 httpd
9565 nobody 15 0 72068 6376 2012 S 1.0 0.1 0:02.74 httpd
12391 nobody 15 0 72008 6324 2016 S 1.0 0.1 0:01.73 httpd
13926 nobody 15 0 71912 6240 2016 S 1.0 0.1 0:00.69 httpd
14368 nobody 15 0 71972 6184 2012 S 1.0 0.1 0:00.82 httpd
15052 nobody 15 0 71912 6204 2008 S 1.0 0.1 0:00.37 httpd
15474 nobody 15 0 71980 6272 2008 S 1.0 0.1 0:00.14 httpd

i have 4 cpus in my server, and i have read before that when the number found in the 15 minutes period exceeds the total number of cpus so there is a load on the server ..

Note that i have daily more than 450,000 visits and this top result was taken with almost 10,000 visits ,,..

AND when the site accepts the 450,000 visits the connection is interrupted and my apache becomes down foer a short time so what is the soln of that load and is the httpd.conf configuration can play a role here , if so please tell me the best?


timeout 60

and all of these (MinSpareServers,MaxSpareServers,StartServers,MaxClients,MaxRequestsPerChild,KeepAlive,KeepAliveTime out,MaxKeepAliveRequests) parameters are not foundin my httpd.conf, so is that normal ??


Thanks for all,...and waiting your help ..
# 2  
Old 04-07-2009
Don't know what version of apache you're using; use at least apache2. If you suspect a memory leak, as indicated by the httpd/php5 processes consuming more memory, try setting the MaxRequestsPerChild to a low value. With that many hits, I'd consider setting up a web-farm and using LVS to load balance requests across web servers.
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Old 04-07-2009
thx sandholm for your reply

my apache version is 2.2.11

so do you think that on setting MaxRequestsPerChild to a low value this may solve the problem and can you tell me what is the suitable value in my case please ???

thanks again

Last edited by black-code; 04-07-2009 at 12:03 PM..
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Old 04-08-2009
Plz any help for my problem Smilie
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