David Heinemeier Hansson wrote:

> 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


I get about 8-10mb per process.  I took no special steps.  Anything 
unusual about your setup?  It doesn't take a lot of lines of code to use 
a lot of ram.  Maybe check over what you are doing in the code... 

mod_ruby-1.0.6
httpd-2.0.47
ruby 1.8.0 (2003-08-04) [i686-linux]

Michael