Re: Resource estimation

Tony Sanders <>
Message-id: <9306161604.AA09176@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: Resource estimation 
In-Reply-To: Jay A. Carlson's message of Wed, 16 Jun 93 03:44:23 CDT.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1993 11:04:35 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
> Also note that httpd appears to be somewhat memory-hungry.  On my
> DECstation 5000, running Ultrix, it used 8M to serve ONE PAGE.  In a
> system serving more pages I can see that this kind of caching would be
> useful, but in small systems you may wanna look at an alternative
> server.

Plexus only uses 1.2M and that includes the image decoding stuff.  It also
doesn't exec very often so the overhead on the system is negligible, you
have to worry more about the network usage than system usage.  It doesn't
cache anything itself, it assumes your OS is smart enough to do that.