Brad Fitzpatrick (bradfitz) wrote in lj_backend,
Brad Fitzpatrick

persistent connections

Perlbal supports HTTP persistent connections now, so persistent connections you get.

LiveJournal's felt damn fast today as a result (except when a DB exploded).

Next up: HTTP/1.1 chunked responses, when needed. (which is harder, because once we speak HTTP/1.1 we have to understand 1.1 requests, which I'm not sure we're quite ready to do....)

For now almost all of our responses have content-lengths, though, so chunked responses aren't really needed.

Props to marksmith for the persistent connections support.

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