when comparing the output of mod_status and apachetop, there is about a 10 hits/sec difference.

  • mod_status shows 2.91 hits/sec
  • apachetop (given the apache access log) shows about 12 hits/sec

12 hits/sec is the right answer. why is mod_status showing a much lower value?

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mod_status give you the mean since the server startup while apachetop give mean since last 30 seconds by default (-T options)

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