On Wednesday 02 March 2005 20:45, Ken Caruso wrote:
> With the discussion of thread creation speed and pound, I am wondering
> if there is a consensus as to which OS is the best choice for pound
> performance wise.
> I am currently running pound on OpenBSD 3.6 and chose OpenBSD because I
> am most familiar with it. It is currently running without any problems
> however I have it on a fairly low traffic project at the moment. I am
> looking to replace balance with pound on much higher traffic site. Any
> ideas if I will experience a decent performance gain by switching to
You will see performace improvements on multi-processor machines. The BSD
threads are user-mode - it's all in a single process, and as such the load
cannot be distributed over more than one CPU. The Linux (and Solaris)
threading model supports that.
For low to medium load (say up to 150 requests per second in HTTP, about 50
with HTTPS) it doesn't really matter, as Pound is very light weight anyway.
Beyond that you probably should consider bigger hardware.
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