Another server question (mixing node.js and LC)
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Mar 1 11:38:27 EST 2018
> I certainly don’t need to load fonts in the LC process.
Most people doing server work don't. It's nice that we now have
graphics capabilities in Server, and I can imagine some CGIs that maybe
generate postcard or other output where fonts would be needed. But
probably not many.
> Can that be turned off?
Not yet. I have a request for a "-f" option to bypass that:
If we could get buy-in from the team to allow this to be added, given
that a command line flag is by far the simplest of the remedies
discussed I would imagine we may be able to find community resources to
> I like the idea of maintaining a queue of running LC processes and
> growing or shrinking it as needed based on request load.
> How does the http server know which process to access?
There are various queuing methods, the simplest being a round-robin,
where a counter keeps track of the last worked used and each request
moves on to the next one.
Comms between HTTP server and workers also happen via sockets, on
The mechanics will vary from HTTP server to HTTP server, but the basic
setup seems pretty common.
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