It's important how you build mod_perl-enabled
Apache. The build process influences the size of the
httpd executable?for example, some
irrelevant modules might slow down performance.
When you build Apache, it strips the debug symbols by default, so you
don't have to strip them yourself. For production
use, you definitely shouldn't build mod_perl with
debugging options enabled. Apache and mod_perl do not add these
options unless you explicitly require them. In Chapter 21 we talk about debug build options in detail.