[Mongrel] Mongrel performing only half as fast as Apache?

Christopher Bailey chris at codeintensity.com
Wed Feb 28 01:03:59 EST 2007

Would you mind sharing your specific httperf commands?

On 2/27/07, Kirk Haines <wyhaines at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/27/07, Christopher Bailey <chris at codeintensity.com> wrote:
> > When you are testing Apache, is it configured exactly the same as when
> you
> > are using it to front Mongrel?  i.e. do you have the mod_proxy_balancer
> > module setup and configured, with Mongrel running, etc.?  I am doing
> that.
> > So, it's likely I could get it faster if I didn't have any of that.
> The configuration is identical, and this server is, at any given
> moment in time, handling about 65 sites/apps so there are always other
> requests being handled by Apache, and many other backend processes,
> some of which are mongrels, alive at the same time.  It's always
> pretty consistently delivered around the same number of requests per
> second.
> In any event, though, when running a (non-rails) mongrel only static
> file delivery test, I get speeds a bit higher than what you reported.
> ab and httperf report about the same numbers, and they are around 900,
> give or take 50.  I just ran a few hundered thousand requests to pull
> some solid current timings, and some 10 second bursts were as high as
> 1000 requests/second or as low as 800/second, but most were centered
> around 900.
> Kirk Haines
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