Slow Posting?


#1

FA Staff,

It seems that posting messages to FA has slowed appreciably of late.

It takes between 45 seconds and a minute between clicking on “Submit” and when the message posts.

Any ideas? I don’t have this problem on any of the other Forums I regularly frequent.


#2

I’ve noticed the same… I’ll see what we can do.


#3

Thanks Mark, glad it’s not just me.

(FYI, this reply went through almost instantly, but the reply I made just a few minutes ago in another thread took more than a minute to post.)


#4

FWIW, the only other indication of a system “slowdown” is that the maps are very slow to load on my tracking pages.

E.g.: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/VNR

Not sure if there could be any connection, just trying to share any and all info.


#5

The discussions database along with a few other services was consolidated onto one machine, and it looks like it’s a little slow for the job.

The maps issue is somewhat related - we’re currently physically moving some of the map servers to free up rack space; maps should improve in an hour or so.


#6

Hey Mark,

Do you think you and your team can come give my IT department a couple lessons on how to effectively move “things” from server to server, etc. with minimal issue?


#7

Thanks for the update Mark. (Feel safe to ignore lumber boy!) http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v185/MemoryLane/bolt.gif


#8

Ah, come on. It was a joke. I know our IT department is well beyond help at this point. Only thing Mark and his crew would get out of teaching them anything would be a good laugh.


#9

To the staff:
Maybe take it a step further…
I see some people around who might be impatient, and hit submit more than once, trying to “hurry up” the post lol…
Is there a way to disable the ‘submit’ button once it’s been hit, that way there will be no more multiple posts?


#10

We’ve done some optimization on one of the other services (CTO claims a 4000-20000% improvement) on the machine that also hosts the forums database, so the forums should be quite a bit faster now; we’re not seeing posts or views taking much more than a second and a half now.


#11

Sounds good…thanks Mark. Was this upgrade by chance the reason for the Discussion Board being inaccessible this morning?


#12

Not really.

The 0630Z-0730Z forums downtime was due to a hardware upgrade (trying to improve performance), and the 1530-1700Z forums downtime was due to undoing the hardware upgrade (upgrade made it crash). About 1800Z we deployed a software upgrade to the service that was dominating the server to make it a lot more efficient, reducing/eliminating the need for the failed hardware upgrade.


#13

:open_mouth: Sounds like a Flightsafety day… :laughing: a day where the laws of Murphy take full reign.