Bug 55763

Summary: raise roots soft RLIMIT_NPROC on linux for high maxclients?
Product: Apache httpd-2 Reporter: Eric Covener <covener>
Component: mpm_workerAssignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List <bugs>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: 2.4.6   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   

Description Eric Covener 2013-11-09 12:51:47 UTC
httpd often fails in OOTB configuration on RHEL6 if MaxClients is increased, due to a soft limit of 1024 on RLIMIT_NPROC. Previous OS releases had much more generous soft limits by default.

It seems like httpd should try to increase the soft limit. For some reason the core RLimitNPROC does not do the job. It has very confusing documentation, and regardless I would prefer something relative to configured max clients and used by default.