[OT] This feels wrong (pthreads question)

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Mon Jan 29 14:21:09 MST 2007


"Daniel C." <dcrookston at gmail.com> writes:
> What I mean is that when I do ps -aux, I see a lot of httpd processes.
> If Apache starts experiencing heavy load, it'll spawn more processes
> to deal with it, and then kill them off once things calm down.
>
> I thought at first that the processes were threads, but then I thought
> about it and wondered whether I was correct or not.

You'd have to look at the apache version and configuration.  Its
behavior can vary quite a bit, and what you see could be either
processes or threads.  I'm not really an apache guru, so I couldn't
tell you want to look for.

                --Levi




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