Re: Resource estimation

Tim Berners-Lee (
Wed, 16 Jun 93 13:14:36 +0200

> Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1993 03:44:23 -0500
> From: (Jay A. Carlson)


> Also note that httpd appears to be somewhat memory-hungry. On my
> DECstation 5000, running Ultrix, it used 8M to serve ONE PAGE. In
> system serving more pages I can see that this kind of caching would
> useful, but in small systems you may wanna look at an alternative
> server.

Not sure what that 8M is. It's not caching anything.
Be sure to strip the executables if you take the distributed ones --
I notice they are 300k to 600k whereas a stripped on is around
say 150k (that's compiled including the WAIS gateway code)
as they were compiled with debug flags on.

Anyone know what the 8M is?