[Pythonmac-SIG] pythonw stay open

Nicholas Riley njriley at uiuc.edu
Wed Dec 7 08:01:28 CET 2005

On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 06:18:49AM +0000, Ryan Wilcox wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a bunch of CGIs that make use of pythonw (+cgiwrap) to allow me  
> to send AppleEvents (via appscript) to applications on the web server  
> machine.
> Everytime I hit one of these CGIs, pythonw launches a Python  
> application (which makes sense). While this machine is under heavy-ish  
> load (CPU hogging applications), it feels like launching pythonw takes  
> "too long" (read: a second or two, which is too long in CGI time.)
> Is it possible to leave pythonw open all of the time, and avoid paying  
> the "launch costs", or is the price for launching pythonw too minimal  
> to notice ("time... says...")? (Meaning that I should try to optimize  
> my system some other way, like moving the CPU hogging process off that  
> machine...)

Use FastCGI, SCGI, or similar?

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