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RE: http method v. file system method Performance

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Fri Feb 18 2000 - 14:39:38 GMT
At 09:46 PM 02/17/00 -0800, wrote:
>server: HPUX  K460  4Way,  2GB memory
>disk: Nike array, RAID5, 64MB cache
>ncsa_httpd web server
>swish-e can index  42 docs/minute on this same server via http
>swish-e can index 110 docs/minute on this same server via file sys
>The 42 docs per min test was done off hours - system was reasonable quiet.
>The 110 docs per minutes was done during the business day and saw peaks
>of 150 docs per minute.

It would be interesting to see swish's indexing rate as the number of
documents change.  With just under 6000 small files*, we get a range of 800
to 1000 docs per minute indexed, depending on server load.

*These files are all typically less than 2K

Bill Moseley
Received on Fri Feb 18 09:43:12 2000