Apache is loading the configuration from files into its memory. If the config files are changing the Apache process won't activate it until a reload/restart happens.
Now I have to debug the current running Apache configuration (particularly the Vhost config). For now I have dumped the Apaches memory with gcore. So how would I have to proceed to extract the relevant parts of the memory dump to get to the Vhost config? (I assume the config does not get stored in plain text in Apaches memory and there is some magic needed to decode the memory).
I think it might be really complex to debug it this way.