Language Bindings for Erlang Again (Opinion)

Yariv Sadan <>
Thu Jun 8 15:00:18 CEST 2006


> Apache *is* slow compareed to Erlang. You are right that it isn't the cost
> of spawning, because that's amortized. The problem is that Apache uses an
> OS process or a POSIX thread per connection, and context switching between
> them is enormously more expensive than switching between Erlang processes.
>

There's no need to base one's conclusions on theoretical arguments
alone. This graph tells the whole story:
http://www.sics.se/~joe/apachevsyaws.html :)

Yariv



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