Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: The concurrency model debate comment 000

Apache 2.1 will finally add the ability to load-balance mod_proxy requests, and I trust HTTP more than a semi-orphaned protocol like FastCGI or its clones.

Until recently we were running mod_proxy on a farm of Apache 1.3 servers to funnel about 300,000 HTTP requests per day into a single multithreaded Python BaseHTTPServer process (using the PSP engine from WebWare, with the rest of WebWare ripped out), on a lowly P3/500, no less. GIL contention is probably less of an issue than many people believe in real-world applications, although it would help if there were a tool to measure it and/or something like an exponentially decaying average of the numbers of threads waiting to acquire the GIL.

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