[Catalog-sig] Cheeseshop performance improved

Michał Kwiatkowski constant.beta at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 22:34:47 CEST 2007


On 6/25/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Jim Fulton schrieb:
> > Could you tell us what you did?
>
> Sure: I noticed that whenever the cheeseshop became
> unresponsive, nearly all swap space was consumed, and the
> system load was about 40 (I never saw values above 50,
> probably because of Apache's MaxClients setting).
>
> So I installed a daemon that watches the system load,
> and restarts Apache when the load goes above 25. Whenever
> I did that manually, all swap space would be released
> immediately, and the system load went down to below 10.

In what way this is a *performance* improvement? It looks like a
workaround. Do you have any ideas on the cause of this swap-consuming
behaviour?

Cheers,
mk


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