Libcom slowness issue

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petey
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Oct 4 2011 17:19
Libcom slowness issue

no problem with the spamblock but the last 3, 4 days connecting in the first place and page-turning has been a bear

petey
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Oct 5 2011 23:00

still having this

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Steven.
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Oct 6 2011 07:51

What do you mean here?

Do you mean it's being slow?

I have also found some pages, especially the tracker, loading slowly

petey
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Oct 6 2011 15:12

yes, very very slow, has timed out even
again this morning, and other stuff loads normally so i don't think it's the local server

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Oct 7 2011 02:03

I have also found that the tracker loads very slowly, and occasionally even gets a "connection reset" error. It is a problem when I first load the tracker after not having looked at libcom for a day or two, after that pages (including tracker) load fairly quickly. This is in firefox 6.0.2. Note that I am already logged in on this machine, so its not necessarily a logging issue as such.

Mark.
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Oct 7 2011 09:59

Slow on and off, sometimes freezing up completely (Safari 5.1).

petey
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Oct 7 2011 12:24

again today
ps - i'm on seamonkey 2.0.14 usually, but i typed this on firefox

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Oct 7 2011 12:42

The forums are about x100 quicker for me today than they have been for a couple of weeks (Firefox).

petey
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Oct 12 2011 13:15

worse than ever today

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Oct 12 2011 13:45

very very slow - yet no change of speed for other sites....

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Oct 12 2011 15:27

yeah, slow for me too...

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Oct 12 2011 19:57

slow for me too. slowest in Chrome, bit better in Opera. Using Firefox now, which has been the fastest today.

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Oct 12 2011 21:22

It seems to come and go for me. Sometimes we're good, other times slow, then sometimes it times out altogether. (Disclaimer: I also have shit internet.)

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Oct 12 2011 21:27
Khawaga wrote:
slow for me too. slowest in Chrome, bit better in Opera. Using Firefox now, which has been the fastest today.

Try netsurf or even better w3m.

You seem to be wielding the Magick of the Browser irresponsibly, not paying attention to the phase of the moon.

Joking aside, changing web browser shouldn't make any difference. It just doesn't work that way *. Speed variations across the day are probably related to traffic either on this site or one of the third party ones it speaks to under the hood.

* Saying that libcom does use an amazing array of dubious scripts and trackers which could theoretically have browser specific performance killing bugs. It's fun to track your users but there are some risks to consider for sites like this.

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Oct 12 2011 21:32

I wonder if it's due to Mollom - occasionally when the site becomes completely unresponsive, it coincides with a lot of posting.

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Oct 12 2011 21:41

ah snap
Mollom privacy policy

Quote:
Also note that we can provide access to your personal data in case of illegal or abusive use, or in case we receive orders from a competent legal authority.

Didn't realize Mollom was another service that sucks your info off this site. There's like four different ones now?

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Oct 13 2011 01:30
Cooked wrote:
Joking aside, changing web browser shouldn't make any difference. It just doesn't work that way *. Speed variations across the day are probably related to traffic either on this site or one of the third party ones it speaks to under the hood.

Sure, logically it shouldn't make a difference, but it does. Chrome, not just on libcom, has been extremely slow, failing to load websites sometimes. When I use Opera, it's almost always faster (but for other reasons I prefer Chrome).

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Oct 13 2011 12:48

Libcom is always really slow on Chrome for me too, before Mollom

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Oct 13 2011 12:58

I know PHP is a load of shit. But can you run some tests between the request and response to see where the bottle necks are. Could be some errant script or other fucking things over.

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Oct 13 2011 13:13

Often, with a drupal based site, performance problems can be due to issues with the underlying mysql query performance. That would be browser non-specific, but would explain why pages like the tracker would take the longest to load.

OTOH I presume that having run the site for so long, the (techie) admins are fairly ofay with keeping the an eye on query performance and table maintenance.

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Oct 13 2011 13:28
Khawaga wrote:
Chrome, not just on libcom, has been extremely slow, failing to load websites sometimes.

on my netbook i have a chrome version called comodo, it works very well all the time. but at work it's mozilla (both seamonkey and ff), and this is where i have the problems. late yesterday it times out twice, today better.

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Oct 13 2011 18:42

The tracker is a very slow query because we're excluding posts from libcommunity from it (otherwise it'd be much faster). The query is cached for a short period, but that only helps if you're viewing it when someone else primed the cache.

I'm not on internet much the next week or so, if this continues keep bumping the thread and I'll look into it as soon as I've got a bit of time to do so.

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Oct 24 2011 14:56

Finally had some time to look into this. The worst offender was the 'bookmarked' block which I've disabled completely - that used to be a bit slow but as people are actually using the bookmarks feature it was tipped over the edge even with caching. Will see about improving the query but right now I'd rather just drop that and have the site perform a bit better.

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Oct 24 2011 15:05

Hey folks...I thought it was my old creeky computer. Slow to connect, times out like almost every time I tried today.....I basically browse the recent post stuff, actually, that's about 99% (har!) of what I look at.

petey
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Nov 2 2011 16:18

things have been much better the last 2 - 3 days

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Nov 2 2011 16:54

Yeah, it's been pretty good for me too

Mark.
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Jul 25 2012 11:08

libcom intermittently freezing or running slow for me since the revamp - I'm using Safari 5.1.7

petey
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Jul 25 2012 13:28

same, better today but yesterday and the day before very slow or not connecting at all

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Jul 25 2012 14:51

Same as petey for me too but then they say patience is a virtue and being a pro-revolutionary certainly demands some patience!

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Jul 25 2012 17:55

Yeah, thanks guys we have noticed this as well and are looking into it. Will try to sort it ASAP

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Jul 25 2012 19:38

Same here, thought it was just my PC til I saw this thread