[Benchmarking] Comparison: avg time or throughput?

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Oct 15 16:52:56 EDT 2009

Andrea Aime wrote:
> As I said before on IRC the setup using only 8 workers is imho not
> realistic, as slow clients and bigger requests might keep
> the workers busy for a long time, basically resulting in a denial
> of service (but I'm not sure how FCGI works, if Apache gathers
> the output to disk and streams it out later it might work for the
> WMS case if you make sure no one can make request taking a lot
> of time).
> But if the target is throughput in a local network enviroment
> the configuration has to be tweaked accordingly (and I miss numbers
> for SDE and raster data in that case).


I'll try resetting the configuration to use 20 static servers, and see
if it makes a noticable effect on throughput.  I see your point that with
only 8 fastcgi servers it only takes 8 relatively slow clients to bring
things to a halt.

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