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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Multi-threaded apache rather than pre-forking
Date Tue, 26 Jan 1999 18:33:38 GMT

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999, Vincent Janelle wrote:

> Sure, although have a funny feeling that it was all those nasty CGI's that
> was at fault.

Yup, CGI and high performance are opposites.

> Just so you guys know, roxen was configured to run 25 threads and was
> handing over 320requests/min, or 5 requests/second..  Not trying to troll or
> anything, but thats what the load was like with the /. effect..  Its pretty
> interesting to watch over 3-4 minutes and see the # of requests count past a
> thousand when you fire up a webserver =)

If those are all static requests apache should have no trouble at all
handling it... providing you've got enough RAM.  I'd suspect you've got
ram troubles more than anything.  In that case, a lower MaxServers is
better, and turn off keepalive. 


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