I'm running on a 600MHz Alpha with 128M of memory, with nothing else running besides the OS, MySQL, Apache and Perl.
So, I start MySQL up.. everything looks normal.
I start Apache up, and fast cgi spawns off a bunch of Perl processes, which I would expect, until I started noticing the -size- of them. So large that it swaps out 98M by the time it's finished firing up. Needless to say top is reporting:
Memory: 60M Act, 34M Inact, 4776K Wired, 8048K Free, 98M Swp, 159M Swp free
For a totally idle system, this seems amazingly excessive. I notice that all hits require page ins to happen, since there's only the 8M free...
I'm sure this is great on a 1G memory system and flies, but for a development box, it seems a little overwhelming.
Anyone have any ideas? My Apache settings are sanely set to minspare 5, maxspare 10, start 5, max clients 150, maxreq/child 30