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Subject cvs commit: httpd-2.0/docs/manual/misc perf-tuning.html.en perf-tuning.xml
Date Mon, 10 Mar 2003 16:47:38 GMT
nd          2003/03/10 08:47:37

  Modified:    docs/manual/misc perf-tuning.html.en perf-tuning.xml
  Log:
  fix xml errors and build the stuff
  
  $ build validate-xml
  [xmlvalidate] .../manual/misc/perf-tuning.xml:139:45: The element type "section"
  must be terminated by the matching end-tag "</section>".
  
  (actually: missing <p>)
  
  $build validate-xml
  [xmlvalidate] .../manual/misc/perf-tuning.xml:477:12: Element type "i" must be de
  clared.
  [xmlvalidate] .../manual/misc/perf-tuning.xml:481:54: The content of element type
   "p" must match "(em|strong|code|a|br|directive|module|img|cite|q|dfn|var|transnote)".
  
  (you meant <em>, put it there)
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.8       +62 -22    httpd-2.0/docs/manual/misc/perf-tuning.html.en
  
  Index: perf-tuning.html.en
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-2.0/docs/manual/misc/perf-tuning.html.en,v
  retrieving revision 1.7
  retrieving revision 1.8
  diff -u -r1.7 -r1.8
  --- perf-tuning.html.en	3 Jan 2003 23:12:56 -0000	1.7
  +++ perf-tuning.html.en	10 Mar 2003 16:47:37 -0000	1.8
  @@ -58,11 +58,15 @@
   
       <p>The single biggest hardware issue affecting webserver
       performance is RAM. A webserver should never ever have to swap,
  -    swapping increases the latency of each request beyond a point
  +    as swapping increases the latency of each request beyond a point
       that users consider "fast enough". This causes users to hit
       stop and reload, further increasing the load. You can, and
       should, control the <code class="directive"><a href="../mod/mpm_common.html#maxclients">MaxClients</a></code>
setting so that your server
  -    does not spawn so many children it starts swapping.</p>
  +    does not spawn so many children it starts swapping. This procedure
  +    for doing this is simple: determine the size of your average Apache
  +    process, by looking at your process list via a tool such as
  +    <code>top</code>, and divide this into your total available memory,
  +    leaving some room for other processes.</p>
   
       <p>Beyond that the rest is mundane: get a fast enough CPU, a
       fast enough network card, and fast enough disks, where "fast
  @@ -100,20 +104,32 @@
   
       <table class="related"><tr><th>Related Modules</th><th>Related
Directives</th></tr><tr><td><ul><li><code class="module"><a
href="../mod/mod_dir.html">mod_dir</a></code></li><li><code
class="module"><a href="../mod/mpm_common.html">mpm_common</a></code></li><li><code
class="module"><a href="../mod/mod_status.html">mod_status</a></code></li></ul></td><td><ul><li><code
class="directive"><a href="../mod/core.html#allowoverride">AllowOverride</a></code></li><li><code
class="directive"><a href="../mod/mod_dir.html#directoryindex">DirectoryIndex</a></code></li><li><code
class="directive"><a href="../mod/core.html#hostnamelookups">HostnameLookups</a></code></li><li><code
class="directive"><a href="../mod/core.html#enablemmap">EnableMMAP</a></code></li><li><code
class="directive"><a href="../mod/core.html#enablesendfile">EnableSendfile</a></code></li><li><code
class="directive"><a href="../mod/core.html#keepalivetimeout">KeepAliveTimeout</a></code></li><li><code
class="directive"><a href="../mod/prefork.html#maxspareservers">MaxSpareServers</a></code></li><li><code
class="directive"><a href="../mod/prefork.html#minspareservers">MinSpareServers</a></code></li><li><code
class="directive"><a href="../mod/core.html#options">Options</a></code></li><li><code
class="directive"><a href="../mod/mpm_common.html#startservers">StartServers</a></code></li></ul></td></tr></table>
   
  -    <h3>HostnameLookups</h3>
  +    <h3><a name="dns" id="dns">HostnameLookups and other DNS considerations</a></h3>
   
         
   
         <p>Prior to Apache 1.3, <code class="directive"><a href="../mod/core.html#hostnamelookups">HostnameLookups</a></code>
defaulted to <code>On</code>.
         This adds latency to every request because it requires a
         DNS lookup to complete before the request is finished. In
  -      Apache 1.3 this setting defaults to <code>Off</code>.
  -      However (1.3 or later), if you use any <code>Allow from domain</code>
  -      or <code>Deny from domain</code> directives then you will pay for
  +      Apache 1.3 this setting defaults to <code>Off</code>. If you need
  +      to have addresses in your log files resolved to hostnames, use the
  +      <a href="../programs/logresolve.html"><code>logresolve</code></a>
  +      program that comes with Apache, on one of the numerous log
  +      reporting packages which are available.</p>
  +
  +      <p>It is recommended that you do this sort of postprocessing of
  +      your log files on some machine other than the production web
  +      server machine, in order that this activity not adversely affect
  +      server performance.</p>
  +
  +      <p>If you use any <code><code class="directive"><a href="../mod/access.html#allow">Allow</a></code>

  +      from domain</code> or <code><code class="directive"><a href="../mod/access.html#deny">Deny</a></code>
from domain</code> 
  +      directives (i.e., using a hostname, or a domain name, rather than
  +      an IP address) then you will pay for
         a double reverse DNS lookup (a reverse, followed by a forward
  -      to make sure that the reverse is not being spoofed). So for the
  -      highest performance avoid using these directives (it's fine to
  -      use IP addresses rather than domain names).</p>
  +      to make sure that the reverse is not being spoofed). For best
  +      performence, therefore, use IP addresses, rather than names, when
  +      using these directives, if possible.</p>
   
         <p>Note that it's possible to scope the directives, such as
         within a <code>&lt;Location /server-status&gt;</code> section.
  @@ -134,18 +150,9 @@
         could consider doing the <code>gethostbyname</code> call in the
         specific CGIs that need it.</p>
   
  -      <p>Similarly, if you need to have hostname information in your
  -      server logs in order to generate reports of this information,
  -      you can postprocess your log file with <a href="../programs/logresolve.html"><code>logresolve</code></a>,
  -      so that these lookups can be done without making the client wait.
  -      It is recommended that you do this postprocessing, and any other
  -      statistical analysis of the log file, somewhere other than your
  -      production web server machine, in order that this activity does
  -      not adversely affect server performance.</p>
  -
       
   
  -    <h3>FollowSymLinks and SymLinksIfOwnerMatch</h3>
  +    <h3><a name="symlinks" id="symlinks">FollowSymLinks and SymLinksIfOwnerMatch</a></h3>
   
         
   
  @@ -198,7 +205,7 @@
   
       
   
  -    <h3>AllowOverride</h3>
  +    <h3><a name="htacess" id="htacess">AllowOverride</a></h3>
   
         
   
  @@ -226,7 +233,7 @@
   
       
   
  -    <h3>Negotiation</h3>
  +    <h3><a name="negotiation" id="negotiation">Negotiation</a></h3>
   
         
   
  @@ -254,6 +261,13 @@
         determined by reading this single file, rather than having to
         scan the directory for files.</p>
   
  +    <p>If your site needs content negotiation consider using
  +    <code>type-map</code> files, rather than the <code>Options
  +    MultiViews</code> directive to accomplish the negotiation. See the
  +    <a href="../content-negotiation.html">Content Negotiation</a>
  +    documentation for a full discussion of the methods of negotiation,
  +    and instructions for creating <code>type-map</code> files.</p>
  +
       
   
       <h3>Memory-mapping</h3>
  @@ -324,7 +338,7 @@
   
       
   
  -    <h3>Process Creation</h3>
  +    <h3><a name="process" id="process">Process Creation</a></h3>
   
         
   
  @@ -421,6 +435,32 @@
   
         <p>For more information on these and other MPMs, please
         see the MPM <a href="../mpm.html">documentation</a>.</p>
  +
  +    
  +
  +    <h3><a name="modules" id="modules">Modules</a></h3>
  +
  +        
  +
  +        <p>Since memory usage is such an important consideration in
  +        performance, you should attempt to eliminate modules that youare
  +        not actually using. If you have built the modules as <a href="../dso.html">DSOs</a>,
eliminating modules is a simple
  +        matter of commenting out the associated <code class="directive"><a href="../mod/so.html#loadmodule">LoadModule</a></code>
directive for that module.
  +        This allows you to experiment with removing modules, and seeing
  +        if your site still functions in their absense.</p>
  +
  +        <p>If, on the other hand, you have modules statically linked
  +        into your Apache binary, you will need to recompile Apache in
  +        order to remove unwanted modules.</p>
  +
  +        <p>An associated question that arises here is, of course, what
  +        modules you need, and which ones you don't. The answer here
  +        will, of course, vary from one web site to another. However, the
  +        <em>minimal</em> list of modules which you can get by with tends
  +        to include <code class="module"><a href="../mod/mod_mime.html">mod_mime</a></code>,
<code class="module"><a href="../mod/mod_dir.html">mod_dir</a></code>,
  +        and <code class="module"><a href="../mod/mod_log_config.html">mod_log_config</a></code>.
<code>mod_log_config</code> is,
  +        of course, optional, as you can run a web site without log
  +        files. This is, however, not recommended.</p>
   
       
   
  
  
  
  1.7       +2 -2      httpd-2.0/docs/manual/misc/perf-tuning.xml
  
  Index: perf-tuning.xml
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-2.0/docs/manual/misc/perf-tuning.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.6
  retrieving revision 1.7
  diff -u -r1.6 -r1.7
  --- perf-tuning.xml	10 Mar 2003 04:36:44 -0000	1.6
  +++ perf-tuning.xml	10 Mar 2003 16:47:37 -0000	1.7
  @@ -128,7 +128,7 @@
         server machine, in order that this activity not adversely affect
         server performance.</p>
   
  -      If you use any <code><directive module="access">Allow</directive>

  +      <p>If you use any <code><directive module="access">Allow</directive>

         from domain</code> or <code><directive 
         module="access">Deny</directive> from domain</code> 
         directives (i.e., using a hostname, or a domain name, rather than
  @@ -474,7 +474,7 @@
           <p>An associated question that arises here is, of course, what
           modules you need, and which ones you don't. The answer here
           will, of course, vary from one web site to another. However, the
  -        <i>minimal</i> list of modules which you can get by with tends
  +        <em>minimal</em> list of modules which you can get by with tends
           to include <module>mod_mime</module>, <module>mod_dir</module>,
           and <module>mod_log_config</module>. <code>mod_log_config</code>
is,
           of course, optional, as you can run a web site without log
  
  
  

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