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From Graham Leggett <graham.legg...@dsn.ericsson.se>
Subject Re: New benchmark IIS vs Apache
Date Wed, 14 Apr 1999 17:06:10 GMT
ridruejo@atm9.com.dtu.dk wrote:

> http://www.mindcraft.com/whitepapers/nts4rhlinux.html
> 
> Can someone give counterarguments for their claims?
> Independently if serving static files is by any means a measure of the
> performance of a web server, is their analysis correct?, is there anything
> these people "forgot" to tune?
> 
> May it be appropriate that the Apache Group posts some kind of press release
> or response to that?

I saw a number of comments on this already that disputed the claim that
Mindcraft had "optimised both servers".

It was pointed out for example that the MinSpareServers setting was
changed from it's default setting of 5 to a setting of 1, effectively
starving Apache of available processes when loadspikes happened.

Perhaps a structured analysis of the configuration used, and whether
this configuration was optimised (or de-optimised) would be a valuable
addition to the argument.

Regards,
Graham
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