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From Greg Ames <>
Subject Re: MPM: threads vs. processes
Date Fri, 23 Apr 2004 14:39:34 GMT
Enrico Weigelt wrote:

> currently we're using multiple threads both on multiplexer and 
> processor side, but due some MT problems we're thinking to switch
> way from that to multiprocessing.
> what would you think - does MT bring real performance benefits 
> over MP ? 

It definately cuts down on memory requirements.  Whether it scales well or not 
depends on how well you deal with design issues regarding shared 
variables/structures.  It is easy to make a multithreaded server be a dog on an 
SMP machine by mutexing everything.

Good luch,

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