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From Remy Maucherat <r...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Re: Some benchs results : WAS: Invitation to HTTPD commiters in tomcat-dev]
Date Wed, 28 Jul 2004 14:54:50 GMT
Henri Gomez wrote:

> It seems we didn't got this CC in tc-dev :
>
> Henri Gomez wrote:
>
>> I made some benchs on my Linux Fedora Core 2
>> on a P4 2.8ghz / 1Gb RAM :
>
>
>
>> Apache 2 alone         1202 req/s
>> TC/Coyote         883 req/s
>
>
>
> One thing I noticed when looking at Tomcat 5.0.x is that its default,
> static-file-delivering servlet does a stat(2) of each path prefix leading
> up to the file.  A standard installation of Apache 2.x, with 
> FollowSymlinks
> enabled, doesn't do these stat calls, for obvious performance reasons.
>
> Is the stat'ing of all the directories leading up to the requested file
> in Tomcat intentional (it *is* valuable in some environments for
> security purposes), or is it just a side-effect of the implementation?

I really have no idea what this stuff means.

Rémy


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