[Catalog-sig] PyPI slowdowns

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Fri Aug 31 20:36:08 CEST 2007

On Friday 31 August 2007 14:25:15 Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> I don't know how detect this problem before it happens. I have
> added response-time measuring to MoinMoin; if a response takes more
> than 10s, it will refuse all requests with a QUERY_STRING, for
> 120s. As the expensive MoinMoin requests are those with query
> parameters, I hope that this will cause fast processing of any
> backlog that may have been built up.

I've received various errors from the Wiki recently, most commonly one which 
seems to involve a FastCGI timeout, but where the edited page does get saved. 
Another seems to involve checking permissions to see if the requester can 
save pages, where the software seems to get held up communicating with an 
XML-RPC service on moinmoin.de, possibly for anti-spam blacklist purposes. 
Perhaps some of this extravagance can be turned off, especially for people 
who are registered users with elevated privileges.


P.S. If there's a place to discuss the Wiki then please point me right to it. 
PyPI works well enough for me, but then I don't have software relying on it 
serving certain pages on a 24x7 basis.

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