very poor performance for serving static files

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Tue Jul 19 11:53:46 UTC 2011


On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 05:42:57AM -0400, asdasd77 wrote:

> Maxim Dounin Wrote:


> > .... and it looks you are running in virtualized environment.  
> > This may be a curlpit (see e.g. [1]).  Try taking
> > virtualization out of the picture.
> > 
> > [1]
> >
> i read that page but i didnt understand anything. we dont use database
> that server. even its not been installed.

The link provided is an example of problems caused by 
virtualization.  Something similar may happen in your case as well 
(at least from your top ouput it's clear that vmmemctl eats lots 
of cpu).

Fighting virtualization problems may not be trivial, and at least 
it's not something people here do on a daily basis.  As already 
suggested, you should try running nginx on a real hardware.  This 
way it would be possible to narrow down cause of problem you are 
seeing: it's either nginx itself (so we'll be able to track 
bottlenecks and suggests some tunings) or virtualization (so 
you'll be able to ask virtualization gurus what's going on, and 
probably help us to make nginx behave better in such 

Maxim Dounin

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