[Mongrel] multi threaded theoretically useful?

Ashley Moran work at ashleymoran.me.uk
Sat Sep 8 20:34:56 EDT 2007


On Sep 09, 2007, at 12:49 am, Kirk Haines wrote:

> I have two points, here.  First, you can run a considerable number of
> ruby based sites on a single modest server like yours, and they can
> handle a rather impressive traffic load on a single process, depending
> on your framework.  And second, running the same code in an event
> based pipeline versus a multithreaded pipeline invariably gives me
> better peformance in my apps.

Interesting!  What about the case of long-running requests, eg file  
uploads, outgoing web service requests or complex calculations?  Do  
you have any of those, and if so, how does it affect the balance of  
event-based vs multithreaded?

Ashley


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