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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: ZDNet also Made a story. / Tuning guideliness ?
Date Thu, 15 Apr 1999 19:06:40 GMT
Uh, there is no such thing as a "5 minute guide to getting absolute
maximum performance out of the hardware you own/can afford".  There are
lots of us who understand how to build high end systems.  But there's no
way we could write down all our knowledge.  I mean, give me a break, the
experience I have is based on 10 years of optimizing and tuning a wide
variety of systems.  I put as much as I could easily explain into the
perf-tuning doc. 

If you don't follow good engineering practices -- building and testing
prototypes before jumping into building a full system -- then none of us
can help you.  The answer to you "will this algorithm work?" question is
"build a prototype and try it."

I agree with zdnet that it's difficult to get tuning information for linux
(the stuff I know is from lurking on linux-kernel for several years).  But
I disagree with that statement applied to apache -- look at these two
links on the top page of the documentation: 

 o General Performance hints for getting the best performance out of Apache 
 o OS Specific Performance hints to help fine-tune specific platforms 

If you can't find the top page of the documentation you've got more
pressing problems :)


On Thu, 15 Apr 1999, R.J. Kraaij wrote:

> ZDnet also created a story about the Benchmark  of Mindcraft,
> just in case you missed it : 
> You know, maybe zdnet is right about one point, it's hard to get Tunning
> Information. 
> -----
> and not only from the outside, but also from the inside, I mean, okay i
> run a benchmark on my site if i change some module, but then again, i
> would love to have some (developer) tuning options, like "Avoid using that
> and that algoritme, because you sure know then that you Webserver will
> only handle one request an hour "
> But then again, that (might) not be an Apache issue, but more a
> Compiler-Library one.
> Hm, it gets me thinking, (seldon :o))
>   Greetings from the little corner,
>            Reinder KRaaij

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