Tip: Reduce httpd binary size
Just a little tip for people running apache who really want to improve performance though reducing the size of your httpd binary.
You can set your CFLAGS environment variable to contain information passed to GCC when using "make" to build software. After much experimentation i have found that this deliver's the best results:
I thought i would share that, as i havent found anything else like it documented on the web (specifically for apache).
export CFLAGS="-O3 -fomit-frame-pointer -s"
Also to improve apache performance, explicitly disable modules you dont need. For my apache 1.3 installation, i used on my apache ./configure line:
From doing that, I was able to reduce the size of my httpd binary by about 18%.