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From Greg Ames <grega...@apache.org>
Subject Re: mod_specweb99 debugging...
Date Fri, 16 Aug 2002 19:01:49 GMT
Ian Holsman wrote:

> i'm just about to talk to ***** who are going to do some static specweb
> tests with apache2
> any tips you would like to share with them ???

yeah.  

* When you source the shrc file, don't expect to see any output.  It just sets
some envvars.

* Look at the SPECWeb99 results page to see how some of the winning entries have
tuned the servers.  Also notice how many client boxes and how many/what kind of
NICs they are using. 

* The harder you drive the server, the more disk space you will need.  SPECWeb99
touches more files as you ramp up the number of concurrent connections.  There
is a formula here: http://www.spec.org/osg/web99/docs/users_guide.html#Pre-Inst 
Plus you need disk space for logs proportional to the load.

* I wouldn't be surprised if there are bugs or bottlenecks in mod_specweb99
itself, since it was only recently open sourced.  Please feed back any
info/patches to this list.  But you don't need mod_specweb99 if you are only
doing static content.

Greg

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