Does Nginx block on file IO?
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Mon May 2 04:26:31 MSD 2011
I was always under the impression that Nginx is non-blocking for file
IO. Then I was told it wasn't.
I'm considering using Nginx to serve static images. Pretty much every
connection will result in a file IO. If Nginx blocks for file IO, then
using Nginx here wouldn't be any better than using Apache, right? Every
connection will lead to a file IO which blocks the entire Nginx process.
So to serve 500 concurrent connections I'll need 500 Nginx processes.
Would Nginx work in such a use case? Any tips on how to use Nginx for
serving static media?
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