[Backgroundrb-devel] Performance problems running Prawn under BackgrounDRb

hemant gethemant at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 23:04:15 EDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 10:49 AM, Aaron Turner <synfinatic at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a RoR application which I'm using Prawn via BackgrounDRb to
> generate PDF's.  I've determined there seems to be a 5-6x performance
> hit compared to running Prawn directly as a script from the command
> line (~12sec to 60+sec) on my OS X system.
> Anyone have any suggestions on how to improve performance?

Hi Aaron,

1. How are you benchmarking this?
2. Are you using thread pool?
3. If you do not need large thread pool, you can reduce size using
"thread_pool 1", which will give some boost in performance because
having 20 threads active inside interpretor is a performance penalty.

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