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From: Mattias Waldau <mattias.waldau@a...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Will Ocaml use a 4-way SMP box without splitting the program into separate processes?
As I understand it, Ocaml has one master lock for handling threading.

Doesn't this mean that a process can never use more than one processor?

And if that is true, following Xavier Leroy idea "Using
separate processes for the HTTP server/servlet container and for the
servlets (but not starting a new servlet process on each request like
CGI does)" is the only scalable way to go.

Because, I don't think a solution that doesn't use a SMP-machine effectively
is a good solution.

> [mailto:owner-web-caml@quatramaran.ens.fr]On Behalf Of William Chesters
> Depends on the kind of market you are thinking of.  The performance we
> get out of Melati+postgres on a cheap PC is adequate for the great
> majority of all known websites, without really trying.  If you put a
> good ocaml-based equivalent on a 4-way SMP box talking to a database
> on another box, you would be comfortably into the hundreds of hits per
> second I reckon.

What have I misunderstood?

/mattias

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