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SubjectRe: > 15,000 Simultaneous Connections
At 05:27 AM 9/6/99 +0000, Steve Underwood wrote:
> > >I think a HOWTO on this subject might be in order :)
> >
> > i'm not sure this can be covered in a HOWTO document.
> > don't take this the wrong way, but if you have to ask how to code something
> > for efficiency in this manner, expecting to find samples in a HOWTO is
> > rather much a pipe dream.
>I think that is true of a genuine HOWTO. I do wish someone would produce a
>of the strategies used by major applications, though. It would make assessing
>existing solutions for their strengths and weaknesses so much easier. Its
>something large numbers of us do independantly, with consequent wasting of
>humanity's precious resources. I'm not volunteering, so I can't expect
>anyone else
>to either. It would be real useful, though.

i agree that many people have individually gone over the same things over
and over, to find the best way to do something.

however, it is a chicken-and-egg type problem --
imho, you cannot get the knowledge to know what works best, until you've
experimented, and found the best way.

a HOWTO document could only generalize. there's nothing stopping a
badly-written event-driven model or threaded model performing worse than
that of straight fork()/exec() type stuff.



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