in reply to Re: Handling multiple clients
in thread Handling multiple clients
I am not much of a perl programmer till now (learning learning...).
But if i were to do it in C, i would have a server process listeneing to the request. Since the main task seems to be data query it would load the data in the memory in the beginning. Upon recieving a request it will call a function which will return after forking a child ( worker) thread, which will do the work and exit. You can maintain the thread count in the server process. I don't think preforking is a good idea as it will keep consuming resource even if there is no work to do.