Michael J. Radwin

Tales of a software engineer who keeps kosher and hates the web.

Hacking Apache HTTP Server at Yahoo!

apache-feather.gif Tomorrow, I’ll be giving a talk entitled Hacking Apache HTTP Server at Yahoo!

Since 1996, Yahoo has been running Apache HTTP Server on thousands of servers and serving billions of requests a day. This session reveals the secrets of how Yahoo gets maximum performance out of minimal hardware by tweaking configuration directives and hacking the source code. Radwin will cover topics such as reducing bandwidth costs, extensible logfile format and rotation schemes, dumping core gracefully, and how to avoid the dreaded MaxClients, Max/MinSpareServers, StartServers configuration nightmare.

I love this topic. This is by far the most fun I have ever had preparing for a presentation. It’s a privilege to be able to speak to such a savvy audience. I only wish I had more than 60 minutes. 🙂