[07-JUN-2013] Please testdrive BLF on a different server

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Also, for anyone on chrome try this: copy the URL of a specific thread. Then hold down control while you tap T then V then Enter. Control T brings up a new tab, Control V pastes the URL in, and control Enter tells it to load the page. 

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I think I've put a bit of a hurting on it.. I have a 100Mbs connection and I just opened BLF - All of it.  Every page.  The server is just barely handing me data - I've only got 20.9 Megabytes from it..

 

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Its as slow as BLF most of the time, and slower then BLF the rest of the time :~

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I tried the link but, it doesn’t know me when I try to login.
Everthing else I tried was blazing fast. Pic heavy threads loaded so much faster.

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ive got pretty slow internet connection, so i think im just slowing down myself by all these pages open lol

 

i have about 80 tabs of my subscriptions open in another browser for about 4 mins, about 40 have loaded

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I tried the link but, it doesn't know me when I try to login. Everthing else I tried was blazing fast. Pic heavy threads loaded so much faster.

Pic heavy threads don't really have anything to do with BLF.  The images are stored on other servers...

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PilotPTK wrote:

I think I’ve put a bit of a hurting on it.. I have a 100Mbs connection and I just opened BLF – All of it.  Every page.  The server is just barely handing me data – I’ve only got 20.9 Megabytes from it..

 

Here’s my download capability:
 

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how did you manage that?

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right now this host started going fast again

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PilotPTK wrote:

I think I’ve put a bit of a hurting on it.. I have a 100Mbs connection and I just opened BLF – All of it.  Every page.  The server is just barely handing me data – I’ve only got 20.9 Megabytes from it..

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Cool. Thanks! I have about 1/100th of your connection, so I can’t do a lot of testing. Smile So are you seeing any timeouts? Or is it just queuing you?

I imagine a lot of tweaking could still be done to Apache. I adjusted down the number of waiting threads and worker threads, and I reduce the number of max concurrent users. Seems to be saving the system. I’m surprised that it’s still keeping more than 100MB of free RAM despite all this.

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PilotPTK wrote:

I think I've put a bit of a hurting on it.. I have a 100Mbs connection and I just opened BLF - All of it.  Every page.  The server is just barely handing me data - I've only got 20.9 Megabytes from it..

 

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PPtk

Ok, I have to ask, how did you do that? Silly I still have mine refreshing 100+ pages, but not quite as successful as you are... 

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Pulsar wrote:

ive got pretty slow internet connection, so i think im just slowing down myself by all these pages open lol

 

i have about 80 tabs of my subscriptions open in another browser for about 4 mins, about 40 have loaded

Same here. For us the bottleneck is our own connection.

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I think I've put a bit of a hurting on it.. I have a 100Mbs connection and I just opened BLF - All of it.  Every page.  The server is just barely handing me data - I've only got 20.9 Megabytes from it..

PPtk

Cool. Thanks! I have about 1/100th of your connection, so I can't do a lot of testing. Smile So are you seeing any timeouts? Or is it just queuing you? I imagine a lot of tweaking could still be done to Apache. I adjusted down the number of waiting threads and worker threads, and I reduce the number of max concurrent users. Seems to be saving the system. I'm surprised that it's still keeping more than 100MB of free RAM despite all this.

So far, only a very small fraction of the requested pages have actually timed out - the vast majority (99.2% at this moment) have been queued, but processed eventually.  Looks really good, to be honest.

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PilotPTK wrote:

I think I’ve put a bit of a hurting on it.. I have a 100Mbs connection and I just opened BLF – All of it.  Every page.  The server is just barely handing me data – I’ve only got 20.9 Megabytes from it..

 

Here’s my download capability:
 

PPtk

Ok, I have to ask, how did you do that? Silly I still have mine refreshing 100+ pages, but not quite as successful as you are… 

500 concurrent threads of wget

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I tried the link but, it doesn’t know me when I try to login. Everthing else I tried was blazing fast. Pic heavy threads loaded so much faster.

Pic heavy threads don’t really have anything to do with BLF.  The images are stored on other servers…

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But they are linked from the server correct. They seem to load twice as fast as any other time I have looked. It’s like I just received a free ISP speed upgrade.
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The test site is much much slower for me than the current site.

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I just tossed another 200 threads at it, and now I'm getting timeouts.

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But they are linked from the server correct.

Basically, the HTML file contains the link to the image, hosted elsewhere on the internet. You download that small HTML page from BLF, and then your browser obeys the link and initiates a connection with the remove server and downloads the image. What you probably perceive as a speed increase is the reduction in the amount of time that it is taking for the new BLF test server to respond to your request. This production site is taking forever to respond to requests.

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Slowing down for me too. I believe a few people here are putting it through a torture test.

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fishmaniac wrote:
The test site is much much slower for me than the current site.

Yep, it’s starting to hurt now. Only about 30MB of free RAM and no swap. So it should crash pretty soon. Let’s wait and find out.

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The test site is much much slower for me than the current site.
Yep, it's starting to hurt now. Only about 30MB of free RAM and no swap. So it should crash pretty soon. Let's wait and find out.

What's that you say?  You want another 200 threads?  No problem Smile

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Yeah, it is hurting now.  Timeouts are approaching 30%

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Normally we have more anonymous users than logged-in users, and anonymous users usually get a cached version of the page that takes very little resources to serve up. So this is pretty impressive considering that the static HTML cache is disabled.

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But they are linked from the server correct.

Basically, the HTML file contains the link to the image, hosted elsewhere on the internet. You download that small HTML page from BLF, and then your browser obeys the link and initiates a connection with the remove server and downloads the image. What you probably perceive as a speed increase is the reduction in the amount of time that it is taking for the new BLF test server to respond to your request. This production site is taking forever to respond to requests.

On pic heavy threads is usually where it seems to be the slowest for me. On the new server the entire thread and pics load incredible faster. I couldn’t tell you what’s making the difference but they are a huge difference for me. Tried it again just now as the torture test is being run and its about like normal BLF.

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Shall I give this a shot. Silly

wget -H -r —level=1 -k http://198.199.90.139

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scaru wrote:

Shall I give this a shot. Silly

wget -H -r —level=1 -k http://198.199.90.139

Do it!

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MariaDB v10 seems pretty nice. Drop-in compatible with mySQL, performance improvements, and free of the shackles of Oracle.

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