Fred Tyler wrote:
> and then no further requests
> could be made from that child because it couldn't even allocate enough
> memory to start a new request (even for a static file).


You really shouldn't be serving static files from a mod_perl enabled apache. Not
only will it mean you need more memory-heavy processes running, but if you use
something like Apache:BI to cache database handles then each static file
request needs a database handle which means you can run out of db handles fairly
quickly.

Using a non-mod_perl (apache, squid, etc) front-end proxy is usually the
recommended approach.

http://perl.apache.org/docs/1.0/guid...Apache_Servers

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Michael Peters
Developer
Plus Three, LP