[mod_python] mod_python for heavy use

Alec Matusis matusis at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 8 17:52:54 EDT 2009

It depends on what your application does.
CPU is usually not the bottleneck, unless say you resize massive images all
the time.
Look at
#vmstat 1
when you run your application, paying attention to si (swap in), so (swap
out) and especially to bi (bytes in FROM your I/O device) and bo (bytes
out). If you serve a lot of files, "bi" should ideally be almost always 0,
which means that you need to have sufficient RAM to cache ALL these files,
so that it rarely touches the disks. This is applicable to any web app
actually, even just plain apache serving static files, not just to

> -----Original Message-----
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> bounces at modpython.org] On Behalf Of Beavis
> Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2009 10:59 PM
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> Subject: [mod_python] mod_python for heavy use
> hi folks,
>   I just want to ask out if there are any folks here that use
> mod_python heavily. what sort of hardware requirement do you guys
> have? any specific amount of memory, CPU, etc. that would be
> beneficial to mod_python?
> any help would be awesomely appreciated.
> regards,
> b
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