Growing amount of php5.cgi processes

software development

#1

Hi all,

I have zero experience with php as a CGI module but since Dreamhost is basically forcing me to use it I have a question:

I have a growing amount of php5.cgi processes eating to much resources. I can issue a killall php5.cgi to get rid of them but after that they just come back!

Is there any way of seeing what these processes are actually doing? e.g: which php script they’re running?

I have no clue why this happens. I never had any problems with php running as an apache module.

Advice is appreciated!

  • Marco

#2

Are you looking at the stats for the entire machine or just your usernames processes? I wouldnt know how to sort them out.