I mean every other thread has to wait. I have the FOP processor wrapped in a stateless session bean and I limit the number of instances of that bean to one. This is because of the serious performance drop-off we see when FOP is run more than once concurrently. I'm still working out some of the details.
Matt Savino > -----Original Message----- > From: Zahigian, Mike [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 2:13 PM > To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' > Subject: RE: Performance Guidance > > > Matt, I'm not sure what you mean by a "one FOP processing thread per > appserver instance"? > > J., I am getting data out of some javabeans in the form of > xml, then this > xml is transformed using a stylesheet, then another > transformation takes > place to create the xsl:fo and then FOP takes over. I'll go > ahead and try > and profile--you think the bottleneck might be in the > transformations and > not in the final rendering? Do you have a profiler you can recommend? > > Thanks very much for the feedback. > > Mike Z. > > -----Original Message----- > From: Savino, Matt C [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 1:51 PM > To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' > Subject: RE: Performance Guidance > > > I am curently working on a system to only allow one FOP > processing thread > per appserver instance. You can search my earlier posts for some > benchmarking results. > > > Matt Savino > > Senior Systems Analyst > Quest Diagnostics Inc. > 33608 Ortega Hwy > Building C > San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690 > 949.728.4832 > cel - 310-344-0889 > pg - 949-452-4566 > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: J.Pietschmann [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 1:47 PM > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Subject: Re: Performance Guidance > > > > > > Zahigian, Mike wrote: > > > I am using FOP to take a single page of XSL:FO content and > > convert to PDF. > > > I have embedded FOP in a servlet. When I have one user > > requesting a page it > > > takes about 6 or 7 seconds to get the page formatted as > > PDF. It seems like > > > each additional simultaneous request pushes the response > > time by 6 or 7 > > > seconds. So, if 10 users request pages at about the same > > time, the 10th > > > user gets his page back in about a minute--and this is only > > one page. > > > > > > Is this the performance I should expect? What the ideal > > way to handle the > > > rendering process? Should I create a Rendering object that > > had a rendering > > > method or should I simply have a class with one static > > method that renders? > > > Any guidance on how to embed FOP and get better response time is > > > appreciated. > > > > The design of the embedding hardly matters for performance. > > The complexity of the layout usually matters. > > > > How much time does FOP need to render your FO from the command > > line? Does the time include the XSL transformation or is it FO > > rendering only? Use the -d switch to get timings. > > > > Do you use JDK1.3? Is HotSpot enabled? FOP is much slower on > > JDK 1.2 and earlier. > > > > Try to isolate the steps. Apply a profiler. You might find > > bottlenecks where you'd expect them last. > > In your case, I strongly suspect the bottleneck is data retrieval, > > not FO rendering, 7 seconds for a page sounds too much. You ought > > to get 1-2 pages per second on moderatly dated machines. > > > > J.Pietschmann > > > > >