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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: Apache Bench and Wild Fluctuations
Date Thu, 09 Aug 2001 03:40:16 GMT
If you >really< want to benchmark the webserver,
you need to run the load generator from another machine.

Jerry Baker wrote:

>Jerry Baker wrote:
>>Sometimes 2.0.24-dev is faster, and sometimes it is a lot slower using
>>localhost to bench it. Here are the results for 5 test conducted with ab
>>-n 1000 -c 100 http://localhost/:
>>Requests per second: 356.63
>>Requests per second: 206.78
>>Requests per second: 350.39
>>Requests per second:  53.57
>>Requests per second:  74.69
>>Is AB not a good benchmark tool, or is the problem with Apache?
>>Jerry Baker
>Hmmm. I have noticed that when AB slows down that if I give focus to
>another window it speeds up again. Odd.

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