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SubjectRe: Preparations for ZD's upcoming Apache/Linux benchmark
On 8 Jun 1999, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> However, the things is that web performance obviously _is_ important to
> a lot of people, and it's really hard to benchmark slow connections and
> lossy networks etc which is what most real-life uses are. So webbench
> is kind of a "default choice" - it's a bad benchmark of real-life
> behaviour, but there isn't anything else out there.

i know i sound like a broken record sometimes, but i've read a good paper
that describes a benchmark that might do the right thing in terms of
mimicing high-latency low-bandwidth networks:

http://www.cs.rice.edu/CS/Systems/Web-measurement/paper/paper.html

- Chuck Lever
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personal: <chucklever@netscape.net> or <cel@monkey.org>

The Linux Scalability project:
http://www.citi.umich.edu/projects/linux-scalability/


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