[Moin-user] moinmoin using 100% CPU

Thomas Waldmann tw-public at gmx.de
Mon Jan 19 07:55:27 EST 2009

> I'm a recent user of moinmoin (http://wiki.getdropbox.com) and am
> having a strange problem. there seems to be a request that results in
> the process jumping to 100% CPU for a solid 1-2 minutes.

Well, just look into moin's / apache's log file to see what URL was

For a fresh wiki, some requests trigger longer computations for the
creation of misc. caches (e.g. the pagelinks cache). Once it finished
creating them, those requests are processed much faster.

Could be also some expensive search, some macro (like SystemInfo), maybe
download of a huge file (with old moins), ...

For moin 1.8.x, you can configure logging quite specifically (see the
server adaptor file), for earlier moin's logging configuration was a bit

> can't imagine any request needing more than 100ms to complete). 

It is easy to get beyond 100ms.

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