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Re: Archives too slow

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Archives too slow
Date: 2004-08-29 03:02:49
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I'm going to look at mirroring it onto the same server that runs ... archives is the worst site that we run, since its 
all a bunch of little flat files, so when it gets indexed by the various 
search engines, disk I/O goes through the roof ... we had googlebot index 
it once where we had to literally shut down the server for a few minutes 
while we waited for load to drop ...

Will work on this this weekend

On Sat, 28 Aug 2004, Greg Sabino Mullane wrote:

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> I am not happy with how slow the archives site is. It reflects
> bad on PostgreSQL and supports the stereotype of PG being "slow".
> For example, this page:
> took 27 seconds to load completely. Some days, the times are better, but
> it always takes a notieeable delay for the page to load. It also seems
> to load in three sections: the top banner ad / search box, the title
> and header section, and then the rest of the page. The first two load
> today in about 10 seconds, the third about 16 seconds after that.
> Subsequent hits tend to be much faster (disk caching one presumes), so
> if you test, change the above URL to a random month, day, and message.
> I don;t think it is on my end: I'm on a very fast connection, and (for
> comparison) loads very, very fast, and runs it searches of
> the entire archives faster than can display
> a single message.
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