NGINX using 100% of the server CPU when testing with

julianfernandes nginx-forum at
Thu Nov 27 14:21:49 UTC 2014

Ok, just tested it with HTTP instead of HTTPS and while it did reach 100% of
CPU usage from time to time, the average load was 50% and the test
was a lot better:
- 33,086 HITS WITH 29 ERRORS & 2,344 TIMEOUTS

Why would SSL perform so badly? I generated the key with 4096 instead of
2048, but I don't believe that would affect CPU usage this much.

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