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From Scott Manley <>
Subject Re: FW: Apache Optimization - Post-graduate Research
Date Thu, 27 Sep 2001 23:48:03 GMT

> on production servers, with probability close to 1, all data required for
> the http parsing to decide on a handler arrives in the first packet of the
> request.  so rather than complicate this code by making it able to handle
> the almost-never-happens case it's better to just use a small small small
> pool of threads to parse incoming requests.  a pool that has maybe 1
> thread per cpu in it.

All very nice until someone realises this and writes some lame DoS code
to lock up your severs....

Scott Manley (AKA Szyzyg)
Streaming Media Hacker

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