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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: The trouble with benchmarks
Date Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:37 GMT
Benchmarks have far more troubles than just this though.  Like the fact
that the only real world behaviour they model is that of a porn site --
all static content.  But yeah, this is why I say the following at the
top of the performance tuning doc:

    Apache is a general webserver, which is designed to be correct first,
    and fast second.


On Wed, 15 Apr 1998, Ben Laurie wrote:

> It occurs to me, having read Ken's thing about Vary, that the _real_
> objection to benchmarks is this: any fool can do it fast. Escpecially if
> they've had a year to practice. Doing it _right_ is the important thing.
> Vary is very difficult to get right. A good benchmark would measure
> compliance (or at least interoperability) as well as speed.
> Cheers,
> Ben.
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