what a worker does?

Mark Foster mfoster at bitpusher.com
Tue Jul 1 01:27:55 MSD 2008

Paul wrote:
> A worker is  a process of nginx.. Each process is multithreaded and 
> can handle thousands of connections each.
> You can have one worker and 50,000 connections to it, but it's good to 
> have at least as many workers as you have CPUs and I usually multiply 
> this times 4 (so 4 worker per CPU)..
> Worker connections is how many connections each process (worker) can 
> have open at one time (max files open, sockets, etc)

I would like to know if this really makes more sense that just using 
1-to-1 workers to CPUs.
Have you done any benchmark to determine the 4-to-1 ratio gives better 
What is the "best practice?"

Mark Foster - Sr. Systems Engineer - BitPusher, LLC 
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