Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Performance Tuning, Sizing, and Scaling Guide

MaxProcs (UNIX/Linux)

To run a UNIX or Linux server in multi-process mode, set the MaxProcs directive to a value that is greater than 1. Multi-process mode might provide higher scalability on multi-processor machines and improve the overall server throughput on large systems such as the Sun FireTM T2000 server. If you set the value to less than 1, it is ignored and the default value of 1 is used.

Use the MaxProcs directive to improve overall server throughput for the following types of applications:

Do not use the MaxProcs directive when the Sun Java System Web Server performs session management for Java applications.

You can set the value for MaxProcs by editing the MaxProcs parameter in magnus.conf.

Note –

You will receive duplicate startup messages when running your server in MaxProcs mode.