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From Blue Lang <>
Subject Re: re. Measuring apache throughput
Date Sat, 18 Nov 2000 06:23:41 GMT
On Sat, 18 Nov 2000, Prachi N. Thakar wrote:


did you try running the 'ab' program that comes with the apache
distribution? Look in the bin/ directory. It will measure rough thruput
for you.

Good luck,

> Hi,
> 	I am new to debugging apache code and need some help/info. I am
> trying to measure the throughput of the apache webserver in terms of the
> requests satisfied per second. Ideally, I would like to calculate the
> throuput after every 1000 requests and write it to some file (eg.
> error_log). However, there are two problems that I face:
> 1. Since there are a number of child processes created, the requests get
> distributed to more than a single process and there is no global
> information maintained. Would I have to manually calculate how long each
> of the processes took to process the 1000 requests?
> 2. What is the ideal throughput for the Apache webserver. The way I am
> doing it right now, I get very low values. Maybe my code is buggy but I
> would like to compare it against some known value.
> I have two clients constantly requesting for the same static file from the
> server. My apache server is running on linux. (Apache_1.3.12)
> Any help/info for the above problem will be much appreciated.
> Thanks.
> Prachi Thakar

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