HTTP servers that run libev

Tony Arcieri tony.arcieri at
Thu Jan 30 20:27:56 CET 2014

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 2:07 AM, Harm van Tilborg <harm at>wrote:

> I searched around a bit, and found that nxweb used to use libev as its
> event backend, but doesn't do that anymore. Therefore I was wondering
> whether you know of any HTTP server that is using libev as its
> backend.

My webserver Reel uses libev for detecting I/O readiness, although it's
written in Ruby so it probably isn't much help.

libev is great for one of Reel's main use cases: websockets, and managing
large numbers of mostly-idle connections.

Tony Arcieri
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