[Catalyst] Fastest Perl HTTPD?
Matt S Trout
dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Sun Aug 27 14:41:55 CEST 2006
Perrin Harkins wrote:
> Len Jaffe wrote:
>> Isn't that the whole point of this architecture.
>> The lightweight daemon that listens on port 80 either serves static
>> or asks the heavy app server process to do some work.
>> That way you have a whole bunch of light processes serving the static
>> and fewer heavy processes. Once the heavy process is done, and hands it's
>> output back to the light process, it is free to work for another light
>> process, while the first light process deals with network transfer back to
>> the client.
> Actually you have one light process doing non-blocking I/O and serving
> all of the static stuff and a bunch of heavy processes doing all of the
> dynamic stuff. That's what you already have when you use
> Lighttpd/apache with FastCGI or apache/squid as a reverse proxy to a
> separate mod_perl process. The non-blocking I/O server may be faster
> for the static stuff than apache is, but apache is already so fast at
> static stuff that it won't matter much unless you're using an old
> under-powered machine.
> In other words, you can't speed up any of the dynamic stuff using Matt's
> new non-blocking server unless you can figure out a way for it to deal
> with DBI (and any other blocking I/O) that is more efficient than just
> passing off requests to FastCGI/mod_perl processes.
Sure, but I'll happily take "not any faster" or even "slightly slower" in
return for having a front-end server that's written in perl so I can do
arbitrary hackery in the httpd with my language of choice if I need to.
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