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Cherokee Benchmark FAQ ====================== - What does this program do? This tiny application performs very basic HTTP 1.1 benchmarks. - Why did you write it? The Apache Benchmark (ab) is the de-facto standard for this sort of quick benchmarks. However it lacks support for some of the most basic and widespread HTTP features, such as Chunked-encoding. Basically, the problem is that ab doesn't support HTTP 1.1. - Why C? At the beginning I wrote this application in Python, but then I realized that the current Python (2.6) threading support didn't allow the application to scale as it should. Therefore, I had to rewrite it in C. - Compilation and Dependencies It depends on Pthread, libcurl and libcherokee-base. Why? Well, just because it was the most convenient way for me to get it working in a couple of hours (so we could continue performing the benchmarks we were working on). - What's the future of this application? I have no idea. Right now it's the best tool I know for performing quick benchmarks on HTTP/1.1. As long as we use it for our tests it ought to be fairly well supported. Alvaro Lopez Ortega <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Aug 2009.