Perlbal on Multiple Processors

Mark Smith junior at
Tue Jul 25 06:18:52 UTC 2006

> We currently plan to use Perlbal as our front end load balancer and  
> reverse proxy, making use of the fantastic reproxy functionality. The home  
> page states, "Perlbal is a single-threaded event-based server"... what  
> does this imply for Perlbal running on a multi-processor machine? Does  
> Perlbal only utilize one of the processors? Is it a waste to run it on  
> dual proc, or is there a way to optimize it? Any help with these questions  
> would be very much appreciated.

In LJ we run dual-processor machines, so we run two copies of Perlbal on
each physical machine, in order to take advantage of the two processors.

Mark Smith
junior at

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