[rt-users] Best practices

Todd Chapman rt at chaka.net
Sun Jan 30 09:18:05 EST 2005

On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 01:24:50PM -0500, Jesse Vincent wrote:
> > I agree that the standalone httpd is very fast, but I don't think
> > it would be with multiple users trying to use it at the same time
> > becuase it can only handle one request at a time. It would be
> > interesting to see if it could fork children to handle requests
> > like Apache and still retain it's speed advantage. It sure would
> > simplify RT installation for a lot of people.
> > 
> We've tried it. The forking just totally kills performance. Even
> preforking doesn't do well enough, at least in my testing. We're working
> on a bunch of exciting new stuff to simplify installation and setup for
> new users.
> 	Jesse

Has anyone done any benchmarks comparing Apache and standalone? If
it really is significant it would be interesting to use Apache or
another program as a front end to load balance a pool of standalones.
I realize it wouldn't be very efficient memory-wise...

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