ApacheExternalStats

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Description

Summary: Use this when Apache does not serve requests and you are unable to determine why by other means.

I currently have to deal with a system where Apache is the only (and a massive) resource hog, bringing the system to its knees. As soon as it's serving a certain number of concurrent requests, it will not accept further connections. As such, you cannot use 'server-info' and 'server-status' to determine what's wrong (as you'd need to have apache server another HTTP request). So I use this little script to determine what's causing the many connections to the server.

This is in no way a solution to the original problem (where Apache is very limited in the number of concurrent requests it is able to serve), but helps diagnosing and crafting intermediary fixes.

Script

apache_external_stats.sh:

#!/bin/bash
# Gives some Apache related stats even when server-status is not available
# due to high load
echo ''
echo '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
echo '  GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION'
echo '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
w
echo ''
echo ''
echo '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
echo '  SYSTEM RESOURCES'
echo '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
vmstat -S M
echo ''
echo ''
echo '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
echo '  CURRENT APACHE PROCESSES'
echo '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
ps auxw | grep -E '(^USER|apache|httpd)' | grep -Ev "(grep -E|egrep|$0)"
echo ''
echo ''
echo '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
echo '  CURRENT APACHE CONNECTIONS'
echo '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
lsof -i | egrep ':(www|https)->' | sed 's/^.*->//' | sed 's/:.*$//' | sort | uniq -c | sort -r
echo ''

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Topic revision: 04 Nov 2006, AlsteR
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