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I just did a memory check this morning and noticed a cute little php53.cgi process using ~16MB RSS. I checked again just now and it's gone. Any idea where this came from? I recently installed Awstats but I thought it ran using a server-wide PHP.

asked 31 Jul '11, 08:58

swiharta
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edited 31 Jul '11, 10:33


Hi,

The php53.cgi process is spawned to run one of your PHP Scripts. You were probably able to notice it because it was taking a bit too long to complete. If you want to see which PHP script exactly it is, you can run the following command:

ps -p <pid> e | cat

(look at the PATH_INFO and PATH_TRANSLATED variables)

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answered 31 Jul '11, 09:55

todork
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Having a similar issue with greedy php53.cgi processes. This solution is not working for me. It seems the process is complete/killed by the time I enter the command with the pid. So it just returns an empty table. How can I get to the bottom of these processes, which WF admins keep having to kill?

(17 Nov '11, 12:22) ebellempire

Short-lived php53.cgi processes are normal and expected if you're using PHP 5.3 applications. Are they causing problems for you somehow?

(17 Nov '11, 12:59) seanf

Well, WebFaction periodically sends me notifications that they have had to kill a php53.cgi process that was running too long/hogging too much memory. I'd like to figure out the source so I can fix the problem, but am not having any luck.

(17 Nov '11, 13:24) ebellempire

Ok, feel free to submit a support ticket via the control panel and we'll be happy to investigate this for you.

(17 Nov '11, 13:29) seanf
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