Optimizing sockets to 1000 requests/sec? (Was: Sockets and messaging services)

Cliff Wells logiplexsoftware at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 16 18:40:07 CET 2001

On Friday 16 November 2001 04:05, Cezary Biernacki wrote:
> Stephen wrote:
> > Thanks for the help, Cezary
> >
> >>So, for really testing server you should launch clients from another
> >>machine(s).
> >
> > Sorry, you've lost me here. If the server can't generate
> > threads quick enough to deal with the incoming connections,
> > how will moving the clients to another machine give the
> > server more time (except perhaps in introducing a network
> > delay) ?
> Your client threads also use processor time. When NUMTHREADS > 5 they
> can be sheduled before a server starts accepting connections. It doesn't
> depend on speed of the machine - faster processor -> faster clients
> generates new connections.

I haven't seen mention of which OS this server is running on, but I know NT 4 
prior to SP5 had serious threading issues and would fail (I don't remember in 
what way) if you created more than a few threads (nor do I recall the exact 
number of threads). 

Cliff Wells
Software Engineer
Logiplex Corporation (www.logiplex.net)
(503) 978-6726 x308
(800) 735-0555 x308

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