Connections on the varnishbox
des at linpro.no
Thu Oct 25 15:13:51 CEST 2007
Eivind Bengtsson <ebe at dmi.dk> writes:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> > Eivind Bengtsson <ebe at dmi.dk> writes:
> > > How many thread pools do I have ? (default?)
> > 1
> Can I just raise the number of thread pools ? - what is the penalty ?
The number of worker thread pools. Higher values reduce lock con-
tention but increase pressure on the scheduler. Note that a
decrease of this parameter will only take effect after a restart.
The default is 1.
Note that thread_pool_max is the total number of threads, not the
number of threads per pool.
One thing the man page doesn't mention is that connections are
assigned to pools by computing (fd % thread_pools), so increasing the
number of pools will also increase the likelihood that a connection
will remain on the overflow queue even if there are threads available
in other pools. I don't know where the cutoff is, but it's likely to
be at or below sqrt(thread_pool_max).
Senior Software Developer
Linpro AS - www.linpro.no
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