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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: mod_specweb99 debugging...
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2002 15:20:28 GMT
Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
>>* 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:
>>Plus you need disk space for logs proportional to the load.

what I was after was more hints on configuring HTTP.
ie.. make sure FollowSymLinks is On & AllowOverride off
(to avoid unnessecary fileops) and things like this

>>* 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.
> SpecWeb right now follows the run book very liberally - and there are
> certainly shortcuts you could take whilst staying within the run rules. If
> you want to I can dig out a list.
> Also - hack the conf to do short runs first !
> You are going to find plenty of network, kernel and OS bottlenecks. It is
> for a good reason that those setups you find on the side are such
> massive beasts. If you clients are not on windows - you may want to talk
> to Sander Temme - Covalent had to hack them on FreeBSD to get the byte
> counts done reliably
> DW

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