httpd-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: story posted
Date Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:56:34 GMT
Bill Stoddard wrote:
> Running a threaded mpm on Linux is just not interesting today. The 
> memory footprint of the server is reduced, but so is the performance 
> (requests per second). Even worse, with the current Linux pthread 
> implementation, the threaded MPM does not provide appreciably better 
> scalability (ability to support large numbers of concurrent clients) 
> than the prefork MPM. And just forget being able to efficiently use SMP 
> architectures with the threaded MPM.

Agreed. For some/many, prefork is just fine. Also, depending on the
OS, worker may or may not be a 'Wow maker'. As you said, under Linux
it's not a big diff, under other OSs (like Solaris), the difference
is appreciable.

   Jim Jagielski   [|]   [|]
      "A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order
             will lose both and deserve neither" - T.Jefferson

View raw message