I did some tests, some interesting results

my processes no longer seem to be 300mb. which is good. however,
when that happened, i was seeing a 300mb process and then 6mb in a
child. now i'm back to seemingly unshared memory.

based on my tests below, i *think* that it may have been because i
was doing apachectl restarts, and not clean stop/starts

i've noticed that my parent and works take on an additional 30mb of
memory every time an apachectl restart is issued.

i thought to myself, ugh - "thats what you get for not using a graceful"

well , graceful does the same thing.

i'm more lost now than i was yesterday

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StartServers 1
MinSpareServers 1
MaxSpareServers 1
MaxClients 2
MaxRequestsPerChild 10000

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Trial 1

start

@end of startup.pl
GTop (2207) 23457792
ps aux
root 2210 0.0 5.5 59488 55284
www 2214 0.0 5.5 59548 55340

Note: ps-aux should be larger.
a) in almost every other trial it was showing something closer to
Gtop
b) it is post-init


@four requests


GTop

preview_check Size Before: (2241) 48320512
preview_check Size After: (2241) 48398336
handler Size Pre- Page: (2241) 48410624
handler Size Post- Page: (2241) 48484352

preview_check Size Before: (2214) 48582656
preview_check Size After: (2214) 48582656
handler Size Pre- Page: (2214) 48582656
handler Size Post- Page: (2214) 48582656


Note:
preview_check is run on the init, checks cookies and sets up the
ctx object/page user.
redirects to login screen if request invalid, redirects to
preview site if not in alpha test

handler is the content generation phase

on both the first value is from first line of the handler, the
second value is the last line

ps aux
root 2210 0.0 5.5 59488 55284 ?? Ss 3:21PM 0:02.53 /
usr/local/sbin/httpd
www 2214 0.0 5.5 59900 55608 ?? S 3:21PM 0:00.10 /
usr/local/sbin/httpd
www 2241 0.0 5.5 59860 55584 ?? S 3:26PM 0:00.08 /
usr/local/sbin/httpd



Trial 2

apachectl restart

@end of startup.pl - console
GTOP (2256) 23457792

@end of startup.pl - logs
GTOP (2210) 70836224

ps aux
root 2210 0.0 7.7 81776 77484
www 2261 0.0 7.7 81832 77556

@ four requests

GTOP

preview_check Size Before: (2261) 72237056
preview_check Size After: (2261) 72237056
handler Size Pre- Page: (2261) 72237056
handler Size Post- Page: (2261) 72237056

ps aux
root 2210 0.0 7.7 81776 77484
www 2261 0.0 7.8 82956 78640


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++

StartServers 2
MinSpareServers 5
MaxSpareServers 10
MaxClients 10
MaxRequestsPerChild 10000

===========


start

@end of startup.pl
GTop (2307) 23457792
ps aux
root 2310 2.4 5.5 59488 55284
www 2314 0.0 5.5 59548 55340
www 2315 0.0 5.5 59548 55340
www 2320 0.0 5.5 59548 55340
www 2323 0.0 5.5 59548 55340
www 2324 0.0 5.5 59548 55340


@ four requests

preview_check Size Before: (2320) 48734208
preview_check Size After: (2320) 48734208
handler Size Pre- Page: (2320) 48734208
handler Size Post- Page: (2320) 48734208

restart

@ startup.pl -
console
GTop
(2343) 23457792
log
GTop
(2310) 70836224

ps aux
root 2310 0.0 7.7 81776 77484
www 2348 0.0 7.7 82184 77872
www 2349 0.0 7.7 82184 77872
www 2354 0.0 7.7 82184 77872
www 2357 0.0 7.7 82184 77872
www 2358 0.0 7.7 82184 77872


@ four requests

preview_check Size Before: (2349) 71454720
preview_check Size After: (2349) 71454720
handler Size Pre- Page: (2349) 71454720
handler Size Post- Page: (2349) 71454720

root 2310 0.0 7.7 81776 77484
www 2348 0.0 7.7 82184 77872
www 2349 0.0 7.7 82184 77872
www 2354 0.0 7.7 82184 77872
www 2357 0.0 7.7 82184 77872
www 2358 0.0 7.7 82184 77872