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From Stefano Bagnara <apa...@bago.org>
Subject Re: IMAP Draft: Cluster
Date Fri, 14 Jul 2006 13:40:51 GMT
Joachim Draeger wrote:
>> The thread per connection model simply doesn't scale to the level that
>> would be needed for a decent IMAP server.  
> 
> Why? There are reasons to limit the maximal number of simultaneously
> running threads. But what are the drawbacks of having one thread per
> connection?

I think that many of the answers you are looking for are better 
described in papers found here:
http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~mdw/proj/seda/#papers

IMAP is a perfect case for SEDA because often there are a lot of idle 
collection and without SEDA you need to keep idle threads allocated.

Stefano


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