[pydotorg-www] FWD: Wiki Internal Server Error

Patrick Ben Koetter p at state-of-mind.de
Wed Aug 11 00:42:31 CEST 2010

* "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de>:
> >> I think this would be difficult to implement. The process just gets
> >> killed by the kernel when it is over CPU quota.
> > 
> > I think it's a bit odd that requests are routinely taking so much effort to 
> > process. I managed to get the 500 error page editing pages today, although 
> > the pages were saved correctly.
> Well, one such page is TitleIndex. I don't know how MoinMoin computes it
> - but it surely is expensive to compute, given the size of this Wiki.
> Of course, any proposals for tuning the installation would be much
> appreciated.

I'll ask without knowing what ever has been done before to control the load.
Has anybody ever checked if pages could be

- on 2 servers and a load balancer upfront
- cached by a proxy or in memory
- served by a faster more leight weight http process
- rendered to a static version that will be rebuild only from time to time
- split into smaller chunks

Those are first things that come to my mind when I think of dynamic websites
that eat to many computer ressources.

p at rick

> It's just a fact that this Wiki has computed *a lot* of CPU time over
> the last few years, and has often caused the Cheeseshop to become
> unavailable (which is quite unfortunate).
> With the CPU quota, this doesn't seem to happen anymore - at the
> expensive of some pages not getting rendered properly.
> Regards,
> Martin
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