Topic: Raising requests / sec
I can't seem to get more than about 8 requests / sec out of Mongrel, which seems really low for a app running in production mode using page caching (which doesn't really seem to make a difference). In the peepcode episode, topfunky is getting hundreds of requests per sec!
I'm testing on a local network with httperf on one machine with my app on another. Running httperf with 1000 connections yields 22 samples and takes like 3 minutes to complete.
Can anyone help me to diagnose out why this is so low?
(I have verified that I am running in production and that the cache file is being generated).