Simple Socket Question?

Avi Bryant avi at
Tue Feb 18 03:01:23 UTC 2003

On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Jimmie Houchin wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to test the performance of Squeak for very simple http serving.
> The test I want to perform is Squeak answering a simple request like
> http://localhost:8000/test
> with nothing more than a simple string like 'Hello World!'.
> I want it as basic, low overhead (as fast) as possible.

If you have Comanche loaded (and thus its ConnectionHandler class), I
think this is minimal:

|output listener|
output _ 'HTTP/1.0 200 OK\Content-Type: text/html\\Hello World' withCRs withInternetLineEndings.
listener _ ConnectionHandler
	      onPort: 8000
	      handler: [:s | s getData; sendData: output; closeAndDestroy]
	      priority: Processor highIOPriority.
listener start.

On my system (1.4Ghz Athlon), ab gives me this:

Concurrency Level:      5
Time taken for tests:   0.480 seconds
Complete requests:      1000
Failed requests:        0
Broken pipe errors:     0
Total transferred:      55000 bytes
HTML transferred:       11000 bytes
Requests per second:    2083.33 [#/sec] (mean)
Time per request:       2.40 [ms] (mean)
Time per request:       0.48 [ms] (mean, across all concurrent requests)
Transfer rate:          114.58 [Kbytes/sec] received


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