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For those interested in how we run Fabulously40. 1. Single server, OpenSolaris / 8Gigs RAM / Quad Xeon x5355 / 100Mbit line. 2. Static and dynamic data cached up front on varnish 3. Even though Nginx can handle L7 load balancing, Perlbal offers better flexibility with its plugin system 4. Jetty application servers easily scale […]

Apparently Solaris comes with some crummy settings for web hosting. Here are the settings I have used to improve our web performance at our service. victori@fab40:/etc/rc2.d# netstat -sP tcp | grep -i drop tcpTimRetransDrop = 6029 tcpTimKeepalive = 2467 tcpListenDrop = 27327 tcpListenDropQ0 = 0 tcpHalfOpenDrop = 0 tcpOutSackRetrans = 99988 If tcpListenDrop is above […]

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OpenSolaris uses a single-threaded malloc by default for all applications. The JDK that is compiled for Solaris fails to be linked against mtmalloc or the newer umem malloc implementation that is multithread optimized. In a multithreaded application using a single threaded malloc can degrade performance. As memory is being allocated concurrently in multiple threads, all the […]

I am not exactly sure why this isn’t documented but nginx as of 0.7.x supports event ports This is a huge performance win for Solaris. Nginx can avoid the 0(n) file descriptor problem with event ports support. To enable event ports add this to your nginx.conf events { use eventport; } Here is our performance-proven […]

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Well this has been a long time coming but I can declare the Typeface blogging platform to be a dead project. I have migrated this blog to wordpress.

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