lingerd support

Discussion in 'Feedback/Feature Requests' started by shanx24, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. shanx24

    shanx24 New Member

    Would be great to hear any experiences of people installing lingerd and making it work with LiteSpeed. It's a *very* useful tool to make Apache behave.

    http://www.iagora.com/about/software/lingerd/
  2. ts77

    ts77 New Member

    I don't think that lingerd is needed for litespeed.
    with apache its useful as a "lingering connection" keeps an apache-process busy (at least for apache 1.x) but with litespeed its all in one process which handles the different connections on its own and no process is blocked because of a lingering connection.

    If I'm wrong with that then mistwang will surely correct me :).
  3. xing

    xing LiteSpeed Staff

    ts77 is correct.

    Apache is inefficient at procesisng large number of idle connection, period. Not because of any technical specification in the TCP/IP or HTTP protocol. Apache relies on heavy thread/processes for each connection where as LiteSpeed uses event-driven processing using only max 1 process per cpu-core.

    LiteSpeed does not waste cpu cycles and ram with idle connections like Apache. Basically lingerd isn't needed.

    Checkout our whitepaper on performance to get an more detailed view on how Litespeed processes connections versus Apache.

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