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From Manoj Kasichainula <>
Subject Re: newbie thread/process model question in hybrid server
Date Fri, 09 Jul 1999 18:14:24 GMT
On Sat, Jul 10, 1999 at 03:37:33AM +1000, Brian Havard wrote:
> Why is hybrid more scalable than purely threaded (with proper kernel
> threads)? What advantage is there in dividing the threads between multiple
> processes?

Many (most?) systems limit the number of threads per process. In a
thread-per-request model (which the hybrid server uses), if you want
to handle 2000 concurrent requests but your threads/process = 512, you
have to have multiple processes to handle the load.

Manoj Kasichainula - manojk at io dot com -
"Life is like an analogy." - Aaron Allston

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