Re: Call for thread testers
From: Gordon Tetlow (gordont_at_gnf.org)
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 10:29:42 -0700 To: Scott Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 10:05:28AM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
> This is kind of an unconventional call for help. As we approach the
> release of 5.2, we'd really like to show off the performance and
> stability of our new threading packages. So, I'm looking for people
> to volunteer to go out and put some of the thread-capable enterprise
> and desktop packages to the test. Packages that I would most like
> to see are:
> Apache 2
> BIND 9
> KDE desktop + Konq
> Java 1.3/1.4 + Tomcat/etc
I've found that privoxy is a good program to test threads. It does
alot of network io too. ports/www/privoxy. Just point your web browser
to use it.
> The questions that I would like to have answered are:
> Does it take advantage of pthreads
> Does it work with libkse and libthr
> Does it operate correctly
libthr: tends to segfault (sig11). Occasional DNS resolution issues.
libkse: tends to segfault (sig11), I've gotten my box to crash
once too (BAD!). ^C still doesn't kill the process.
Occasional DNS resolution issues. Here's the output from the
Aug 27 10:22:41 Privoxy(134991872) Request: images.slashdot.org/greendot.gif
Aug 27 10:22:41 Privoxy(134979584) Request: images.slashdot.org/pix.gif
Aug 27 10:22:46 Privoxy(135041024) Error: could not resolve hostname images.slashdot.org
^^^^--- This is bad, I have no problems resolving this normally.
^CAug 27 10:22:56 Privoxy(135163904) Info: exiting by signal 2 .. bye
^CAug 27 10:23:35 Privoxy(135151616) Info: exiting by signal 2 .. bye
^CAug 27 10:23:35 Privoxy(135110656) Info: exiting by signal 2 .. bye
^CAug 27 10:23:36 Privoxy(135065600) Info: exiting by signal 2 .. bye
^CAug 27 10:23:36 Privoxy(135053312) Info: exiting by signal 2 .. bye
^CAug 27 10:23:36 Privoxy(134742016) Info: exiting by signal 2 .. bye
^^^--- I guess I killed the individual threads.
^^^--- Nothing left to kill?
load: 0.35 cmd: privoxy 1257 [KSE] 0.06u 0.09s 0% 3424k
^^^--- I hit ^T here.
> Does it perform better/worse than with libc_r
When it worked, it worked better under thr and kse.
> Does it perform better/worse than under FreeBSD 4.x
In short, we aren't there yet.
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