Noticeable pauses in response time

There is still a 20 to 30 second delay before the river or a group header & first page of same is displayed. I wonder if this is one of the following
  1. just the ISP,
  2. a threshhold in the DB has been reached that maybe an index might help out
  3. some recent changes in the software not associated with an external change
  4. a spam attack or something nefarious happening
  5. the latino boycott
  6. a

Tags

  1. response times
  2. ~explanation

Comments


Mark de LA says
There was a similar delay ~ 30 sec in digesting this item & redisplaying the group first page of items.

Mark de LA says
This is not so noticeable on my Linux system. There is one peculiarity in the Linux system using FF & that is that fbi seems to adjust the width of the items ~ 3 times before it stops.

Mark de LA says
This anomaly seems to be disappearing as I try to pin it down.


Seth says
well
  1. this is probably it
  2. possible but i doubt it
  3. there were none in the time frame that would apply
  4. possible but unlikely to cause this
  5. some of our increased traffic is not totally explained ... we jumped up from ~200 - 300 visits/day to 800-900/day about the same time that the slow downs started appearing. 
Spry has yet to get back with my on their analysis.


Mark de LA says
Is it possible to figure out what was visited ?

Seth says
Mark 2006-05-03 08:26:17 3458
Is it possible to figure out what was visited ?
Why do you want to know?   Obviously the destination of every access is stored in the log, some of it is exrprssed in the stats.  This is the information from the server that is available on every php process.  It is what was used to do the who's here.   I don't imagine that it looks a whole lot different than it did when we had who's here running. 

Mark de LA says
Mark 2006-05-03 09:05:54 3458
I wondered if it had anything to do with the ming & cfr stuff i put up (;-))
At least the last time I tried google ming translator ours was first in the list !

Seth says
Mark 2006-05-03 09:14:46 3458
Mark 2006-05-03 09:05:54 3458
I wondered if it had anything to do with the ming & cfr stuff i put up (;-))
At least the last time I tried google ming translator ours was first in the list !
well i noticed that we are starting to get some traffic from cfrussell.homestead.com but that accounts for only 29 visitory so far in May.  

But there is good news ... just found out that sometime today Spry will migrate our server to a "node" which is less crowded

Seth says
More information about the migration ...
source: Spry Customer Support
Sir,

Thank you for contacting us by phone few minutes ago.

We scheduled the migration of your account today at 5 pm, which is the
time when the load on your current hardware node is the lowest. The
migration itself should take few minutes, and you will experience a
downtime of your server for less than 5 minutes during the reboot process.

I will contact you again after the migration to give you an update.
In the mean time let me know if I can do anything for you.

Thank you for choosing Spry.
...



Mark de LA says
It seems noticeably improved this morning! 


Mark de LA says
seth 2006-05-04 07:59:01 3458
M 2006-05-04 04:34:50 3458
It seems noticeably improved this morning! 
yep, unfortunately they screwed up lots of the permissions ... you should check all of your websites to see if they still work
Thanks, the ones that I would call mine seem to work fine. My only concern might be if they are more exposed than they should be!

Seth says
M 2006-05-04 04:34:50 3458
It seems noticeably improved this morning! 

yep, unfortunately they screwed up lots of the permissions ... you should check all of your websites to see if they still work

Mark de LA says
MR 2006-05-04 08:40:19 3458
I take that back!  All my ruby stuff doesn't work.
Well, actually, ruby works the rails stuff doesn't.