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From "MATHIHALLI,MADHUSUDAN (HP-Cupertino,ex1)" <>
Subject RE: Regarding Apache 2.0.48 and specweb99
Date Thu, 04 Dec 2003 02:58:16 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sander Temme []
>> There's one more thing I noticed (might be specific to 
>HP-UX) : I saw more
>> errors with keepalive ON rather than when it was OFF.
>I think you may be looking at a problem where server and client(s) are
>messing with each other. Threads blocking on the server could 
>be tying up
>the clients, untill all clients are hanging and everything 
>stops. I have
>found the SPECWeb99 clients less than wonderfully robust under these

I don't know - with keepalive turned ON, I see the server is hovering around
50% idle - but still not giving the enough throughput.. OTOH, the client(s)
is 70% idle. I saw that server has a whole bunch of TIMED_WAIT socket states
(around 2000), but the client(s) had only a few of them. I thought the
server was running out of sockets (or something really bad happening), and
hence turned the keepalive OFF.

Another thing that I started noticing : if I enable many threads (1000
threads) per process (on 1-way box), the performance is worse than enabling
fewer threads (100 threads) per process. There were far too many semops and
I ended up having 7000 - 8000 context switches !!


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