I'm seeing memory consumption in the area of 30-35mb per Apache process 
running mod_ruby with a fairly smallish web-app. I appreciate that it's 
hard to generalize about this stuff, but is that normal? Is there any 
obvious steps I can take to reduce the footprint? The server in 
question is equipped with 256mb RAM, so it doesn't take more than eight 
Apache instances to bring it to its knees.

/ David