Hi all,

congratulations by this great forum. There are a lot of available info.

I have a problem of performance in Linux Server. I don't know why but this linux server have a seriously problem of stability. Then i was reviewing httpd logs when i found a lot of this kind of entries:

::1 - - [21/Oct/2007:12:31:18 +0100] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 3931 "-" "Apache/2.2.2 (Fedora) (internal dummy connection)"
I found in some webs information about optimal setup to avoid this. These webs explain the normal setup to a normal-busy server.

StartServers    16
MinSpareServers   8
MaxSpareServers   64
MaxClients        256
MaxRequestsPerChild  4000
And these ones are the actually setup of MPM-prefork

<IfModule prefork.c>
StartServers       8
MinSpareServers    50
MaxSpareServers   20
ServerLimit      1024
MaxClients       1024
MaxRequestsPerChild  4000
Here i found the work and prefork concept. I don't know what these mean. The only i sure know is that my apache is in prefork mode(httpd -V). So i understand that the interesting files to my httpd.conf setup are those start after

##Server-Pool Size Regulation (MPM specific)
# prefork MPM
Its very strange because this server don't have a large amount of traffic. Only have a some WordPress blogs, one or two SMF forums and little more. So is for my a great problem because i can't explain the inestability of system.

I will continue finding information about this issue. Any help will be very helpul. Thanks

PD: output of httpd -V

Server version: Apache/2.2.2
Server built:   Jun 26 2007 10:22:20
Server's Module Magic Number: 20051115:2
Server loaded:  APR 1.2.2, APR-Util 1.2.7
Compiled using: APR 1.2.2, APR-Util 1.2.7
Architecture:   32-bit
Server MPM:     Prefork
  threaded:     no
    forked:     yes (variable process count)
Server compiled with....
 -D APACHE_MPM_DIR="server/mpm/prefork"
 -D APR_HAVE_IPV6 (IPv4-mapped addresses enabled)
 -D HTTPD_ROOT="/etc/httpd"
 -D SUEXEC_BIN="/usr/sbin/suexec"
 -D DEFAULT_PIDLOG="logs/httpd.pid"
 -D DEFAULT_SCOREBOARD="logs/apache_runtime_status"
 -D DEFAULT_LOCKFILE="logs/accept.lock"
 -D DEFAULT_ERRORLOG="logs/error_log"
 -D AP_TYPES_CONFIG_FILE="conf/mime.types"
 -D SERVER_CONFIG_FILE="conf/httpd.conf"