Can you try running webrick to see what its performance is like? --just curious
We tried this today. Browsing directly to webrick instead of via
apache, the performance is the same. We tried lighttpd too - same
Later, we found apache we hadn't configured apache fully, so it was not
serving the static contents, mongrel or webbrick were (depending upon
which of them was running). Once fixed, the difference was minor.
We tested the same app on a fedora box running apache & mongrel, just
mongrel, just webbrick. Each test showed perfect performance.
Its when its run onthe 64bit x460 boxes it grinds...
So, it seems the issue is something to do with the config of redhat
We are going to install the same setup on a desktop redhat (everything
running the same), to see what performance is like. This way we can
get into the box as root, so we'll be able to play a bit more with
settings. The current servers are corporate ones which we have limited
leway to change things.
I'll post an update on monday.
Thanks all for yours suggestions