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Re: suggestions on how to speed up launch of check script?

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 11:44:35 +0900
Message-Id: <3d567c1da9eb42978cc3459b13a4ad74@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Chuck Houpt <chuck@habilis.net>

Hi Chuck,

On Apr 8, 2006, at 11:11, Chuck Houpt wrote:
> Does validator.w3.org run using mod_perl (or something else)? Or is it 
> running via standard CGI, just on a very fast machine?

Actually, if I'm not mistaken, the dev version of the validator (with 
the obvious caveat that it's a dev version...) *only* runs with 

That said, I am surprised that the validator runs very slowly on your 
(old) machine. FWIW, the w3c service (serving gazillions requests every 
day) "only" runs on two servers,  with reasonable performance. I guess, 
since we started using templates, it does take a bit more memory, and 
the startup time is a bit longer, but the really bad performances that 
we had in 0.7.0 are a thing of the past.

If you can, give the 0.8-dev (from CVS) a try, it should not only work 
under mod_perl, it's also generally faster.

Received on Monday, 10 April 2006 02:45:07 UTC

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