[Mongrel] multi threaded theoretically useful?
Faisal N Jawdat
faisal at faisal.com
Fri Sep 7 16:14:29 EDT 2007
Are you assuming that the memory hit per-thread is about the same as
per mongrel process?
On Sep 7, 2007, at 2:43 PM, Ezra Zygmuntowicz wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2007, at 11:33 AM, Roger Pack wrote:
>> So here's a random question: if a (Ruby) multi-threaded rails
>> server could exist (bug free), would it be faster than using a
>> mongrel cluster? (I.e. 10 mongrel processes versus 10 Ruby
>> threads). I'm not sure if it would. RAM it might save, though. Any
>> thoughts? -Roger
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> Hey Roger-
> No it would not be as fast at all. Current ruby threads are green
> threads, meaning that they do not use native OS threads so there is
> no real parallel execution. Ruby has an internal timer and just
> switches between threads really fast. So 10 mongrels will trounce one
> thread safe mongrel.
> Ruby 1.9, Jruby and Rubinius will eventually have native threads and
> may make this situation better but for now such is life.
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