We have a web application that traditionally ran on Windows Server 2003 Std. Ed. 32bit in Apache2.2 with perl 5.8. I am attempting to migrate it to a Windows Server 2008 Std. Ed. 64bit in Apache2.2 with perl 5.10 platform. It ran great on the old platform, but now I am having memory issues.
In the httpd.conf I have:
ThreadLimit 20 ThreadsPerChild 20 MaxRequestsPerChild 10000
In Windows Task Manager there are currently 20 instances of "perl.exe *32" using around 24,000K of memory a piece. The number of instances grows or shrinks with the Thread Limit, but it never drops below the limit. The application is technically up and running, but it is just very, very slow. We are using the same httpd.conf in both platforms. Could this be related to switching to perl 5.10, or switching to a 64bit version of windows, and how do I correct it?