Bugzilla can now run as a PSGI application for a huge performance boost

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Bugzilla can now run as a PSGI application for a huge performance boost

Frédéric Buclin
Hi all,

In case you need some performance boost for your Bugzilla installation,
you will be happy to know that I wrote a patch to make it work as a PSGI
application. The patch is currently waiting for review, but you can
already apply it to your 5.0.1 or 5.1 installation. The performance win
is huge when compared to Apache 2.4 running in mod_cgi mode, see
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1201113#c3

When running our QA test scripts, Selenium scripts run 4 times faster
with nginx + gazelle than with Apache in mod_cgi mode, and WebServices
scripts run 19 times faster! Recordman is webservice_bug_fields.t which
runs 88 times faster (4.2 seconds instead of 6.25 minutes)!!

Note that the XML-RPC API doesn't play nicely with Plack yet, and so if
you still use this deprecated API, you shouldn't apply my patch for now
(or tell me how to fix xmlrpc.cgi to make Plack happy, maybe using
XMLRPC::Transport::HTTP::Plack?). The JSON-RPC and REST API are working
fine.


LpSolit
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