Why do I get frequent "Apache2::SizeLimit httpd process too big" in my httpd logs on a RHN Satellite 5.2 (x86_64)?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Many instances of the error following error can be found in /var/log/httpd/error_log:

    Apache2::SizeLimit httpd process too big
    
  • Some actions, like rhnpush, will take a long time to complete.

Environment

  • Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite 5.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5

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