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From Andy Wang <>
Subject Re: Slow downloads through mod_jk on Windows XP
Date Tue, 08 May 2012 19:06:10 GMT
On 05/07/2012 06:50 PM, Andy Wang wrote:
> On 05/07/2012 06:06 PM, André Warnier wrote:
>> Considering your setup, it should not be too hard to set up a 
>> download of the same file file directly from Tomcat (through its HTTP 
>> Connector), to compare that with your two previous ways.  This way, 
>> you could make sure if it is Tomcat, or the mod_jk/AJP link which is 
>> the issue.
>> Also, still considering your setup, it should be possible to 
>> configure things so that these file downloads are handled directly by 
>> Apache httpd, since that seems to satisfy your expectations.  mod_jk 
>> "JkMount/JkUnMount" rules (*) should make that possible, no ?
>> Have to be a bit careful not to introduce security holes, and I am 
>> assuming that the files are static (which may be wrong here).
>> (*) or the <Location ..> + "setHandler jakarta-servlet" configuration 
>> variation
> Thanks for the http connector idea.  I forgot about that.  The primary 
> reason why i'm using tomcat to download a static file is really for 
> testing purposes to confirm performance between mod_jk and direct 
> apache.  we have servlets that stream content files that see the same 
> massive performance hit so in our actual use case it's not static 
> files :(.  I'm thinking this would be a valid test to help at least 
> tweak mod_jk to it's potential.
> We've checked and double checked the buffering code of the servlets 
> and it all looks fine AND the performance is fine on Linux and the 
> speed characteristics are identical to serving static files through 
> tomcat + mod_jk so I'm hoping that it's an apples to apples comparison.
> Andy

Through the HTTP connector the performance is similar to apache direct.  

So there's something interesting going on specifically ajp.


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