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Re: pipelined client/server behaviour

From: Adrian Chadd <adrian@creative.net.au>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 20:10:12 +0800
To: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Cc: Adrian Chadd <adrian@creative.net.au>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070401121012.GD10579@skywalker.creative.net.au>

On Sun, Apr 01, 2007, Adrien de Croy wrote:
> The worse aspect kicked in once servers started dropping connections 
> when they got a pipelined request.  Rather a negative impact on 
> performance that one, esp with connection-based authentication.
> So overall statistically we saw it as worse, and the benefit on the 
> sites that supported it seemed very small as well.  You're only talking 
> about saving one RTTs per request to send requests serialized (after 
> response received) than pipelined.  The biggest performance improvement 
> we saw in testing came about from the reuse of the connection.
> I guess if all servers and intermediaries supported pipelining, it would 
> perform better overall, but I don't think it's widespread enough yet, so 
> we decided to trade a small performance loss for an improvement in 
> stability and ease of implementation.  We may still revert on this.

Did you benchmark it over higher latency links? It might not give great
performance boosts for under 100ms but anecdotally it seems to load
pages in Mozilla faster when the site RTT is ~300 to ~400ms (think
.eu site accessing .au, or vice versa.)

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