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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Patch/kludge to mod_userdir
Date Wed, 29 Jul 1998 20:33:24 GMT
Don't you see a large blowup in RAM usage under heavy load?  each child
has to cache the names individually... 

Under high loads I'd think something like "UserDir /home/*/public_html" 
would be far more effective.  Then the cache is in the filesystem and
shared between all processes. 


On Wed, 29 Jul 1998, Dave O'Neill wrote:

> Hello all... another lurker decloaking here. 
> Anyway, I've hacked mod_userdir to cache a runtime-configurable number of
> getpwnam entries internally.  This was done because our NIS server was
> handling a huge number of requests from one of our web servers, and we
> needed some quick and dirty way to reduce this.  The change seems to
> improve performance, though I haven't had time to benchmark it at all.
> The question is, would it be worthwhile for me to clean it up (it's not
> too pretty right now) and submit it for inclusion?  Any
> suggestions/comments are welcome.
> Dave
> -- 
> Dave O'Neill                    
> Computing  and  Communications  Services, Carleton University
> "You, I'm sorry to say, are in need of a geek." - Rob Russell

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