Re: InfoWorld web server shootout

Alan Cox (
Tue, 8 Jul 1997 08:47:11 +0100 (BST)

> Actually it was a dual PPro 200 with 256M of RAM (unfortunately, the SMP
> support in 2.0.x wasn't stable enough to allow them to complete the tests
> with both processors in use).

Fortunately as SMP is not generally a win for web servers.

> I think a little more performance tuning could have been done, but it
> wasn't exactly a crappy setup.

Its very odd they see it stop serving, the figures look like they didnt
have keepalives on Linux/Apache and did on the other platforms. Infoworld
should know better than that.

Anyway I cannot duplicate their lockup. My ethernet spent the entire
night jammed serving pages off apache 1.1.3 with no keepalives doing
as many requests in parallel as will fit.