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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] scripts run very slow in the Apache server
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2005 09:12:25 GMT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Senthil Nathan [mailto:rsennat@gmail.com]
> Sent: Montag, 28. November 2005 09:19
> To: Boyle Owen; users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] scripts run very slow in the Apache server
> 
> 
> hi,
> I use the apache server version 2.0
> and the machine runs Sun OS 5.8 on Ultra 10,  300MHz speed.
> 
> I checked by printing the time at the start of the cgi and at the end
> of the cgi, which
> the diff gives the time taken to run the script.
> 
> The browser connects to the server via internet, ADSL leased line.
> 
> The script basically parses XML file and generates the output in the
> browser and has some images to display a tree structure. In total it
> takes around 8000 bytes.

8Kb for HTML plus images? That's not much... are you sure? 

You said the script takes 4 sec on the command line, how long does it take on the web?

Do you have a URL we could try?

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
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> 
> Yeah as you guess it should be the network problem.
> So, what would you suggest to improve this, other than 
> hardware upgradation.
> 
> thanks
> senthil
> 
> 
> On 11/28/05, Boyle Owen <Owen.Boyle@swx.com> wrote:
> > Plain text please...
> >
> > You have to give a lot more details about your network 
> before anyone can make a guess about this (OS and apache 
> version would also be useful). In the meantime, here's a few 
> questions:
> >
> > - How *exactly* did you time the script to 4s? I assume you 
> mean you ran it from the command line like:
> >
> >         $ time myscript.pl
> >
> > - How does the browser connect to the server? Same machine, 
> via LAN, via internet (if so, how? via ADSL, via dial-up?)
> >
> > - What does the script do?
> >         - Does it access a DB? use files on a network? (eg, 
> NFS), access another URL somewhere?
> >         - Does it generate (as opposed to fetching) images?
> >
> > - What is the total size of the script output (HTML plus images)?
> >
> > Your problem sounds more like network latency than anything else...
> >
> > Rgds,
> > Owen Boyle
> > Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Senthil Nathan [mailto:rsennat@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Montag, 28. November 2005 08:22
> > To: users@httpd.apache.org
> > Subject: [users@httpd] scripts run very slow in the Apache server
> >
> >
> > hi all,
> > i have some cgi scripts running on the Apache server.
> > i am invoking it from the browser and see that it takes lot 
> of time to connect to the server and run the cgi script on it.
> > actually my cgi script takes 4sec to run, which i checked 
> out using the timestamp.
> >
> > but when accessing from the browser, it takes more time to run.
> > how can this be improved???
> >
> > any idea would be helpful.
> >
> > thanks
> > senthil
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