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SubjectRe: khttpd fate
On 07/21/2009 05:20 PM, Kyle McMartin wrote:
>
> I think it kind of got replaced by tux, which Red Hat shipped for a
> while, but has been dropped now. I seem to recall davej mentioning a
> while ago that apache had gotten much better at serving static content,
> which is what khttpd/tux were very good at.
>

Also, lighttpd does really well, all in userspace. After all, static
http serving really is mostly a bit of header parsing followed by
sendfile(), so as long as a user-space process doesn't just sit on a
bunch of memory it can be done very cheaply.

-hpa

--
H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.



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