reducing size of apache instances

Linda Messerschmidt linda.messerschmidt at
Fri Sep 11 18:05:15 UTC 2009

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 1:48 PM, John Almberg <jalmberg at> wrote:
> As a sanity check... I've been studying these processes all morning. When I
> use 'top', the column RES shows the amount of RAM used for the process,
> correct? This is the value I'd like to get down.

How many Apache processes are involved, total?  Because I'm really not
sure how much success you're going to have with this.  You're at 22mb
already (by comparison mine are 44mb *without* mod_php).  How much
improvement are you looking for?  A couple of megs?

Unless there are tens of thousands of processes, buying a couple of
gigs of RAM is probably the most time and cost effective solution.

Also keep in mind that a lot of the RES is the configuration, which
isn't going to change at all when you disable modules. (Unless you
change it.)

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