Linux in kernel web server - not any more...

Roger Larsson <>
Fri Jun 9 16:06:04 CEST 2006


On Friday 09 June 2006 13:53, Claes Wikstrom wrote:
> To make static page delivery fast is easy. Has been done many times. I
> think possibly the fastest HTTP server for static pages is the one
> that got builtin to linux kernel a couple of years ago. The thing
> is that static pages aren't that interesting. The trick is to make
> dynamic pages deliver fast and to many at the same time.

The kernel webserver (khttpd, TUX) for static pages has been removed
from Linus kernel www.kernel.org since user space servers can give
almost the same preformance!

Red Hat does however include TUX in their distribution.
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/tux/TUX-2.2-Manual/intro.html

(It would be interesting to know where the limit is using Erlang for something
like - http://www.spec.org/web2005/
But the dynamic content generation is done by PHP or Java script. So those
would need to be ported first...)


/RogerL



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