[Israel.pm] Building a threaded server using Perl?

Yuval Yaari yuval at windax.com
Sun May 30 05:11:27 PDT 2004

I also want to emphasise that I'm not looking for OS/kernel solutions.

I just want my server to be able to concurrently serve a few clients 
instead of iterating over all of them one by one - so if I have 10,000 
clients connected, it won't take ages to send them all something (e.g: 
sending them updated data [which is sent every X seconds or requested by 
the client]).

I was thinking about threading (I would prefer it over [pre-]forking if 
it works flawlessly).
One problem I was thinking about is my "shared" hash (locking issues and 

What I forgot to ask: is there copy-on-write when using threads and 
modifying a shared hash?
Keeping mem/cpu usage is essential, of course.


Oron Peled wrote:

>Than you want to read the infamous:
>  http://www.kegel.com/c10k.html
>  (The C10K problem)

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