[ic] Interchange 4.6.4 now available

Doug Alcorn doug@lathi.net
26 Mar 2001 14:07:57 -0500

"Jeff Carnahan" <jcarnahan@networq.com> writes:

> This causes quite a slowdown when you have any significant level of
> traffic.

This is certainly true.

> Moving the functionality of the basic cgi script needed to
> communicate with IC into a Apache module significantly increases
> speed because no resources need to be allocated or a process forked.

I don't think the use of the word "significantly" is warranted here.
On a reasonably loaded box, Linux can fork and exec quite
efficiently.  However, given the above condition (that you are under
significant level of traffic) it will provide a savings.  If your load
is mostly below 1.0, I don't think you will see a "significant"
improvement.  Although actual benchmark number would be hard to
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