Boost Testing :
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-06 07:26:14
Douglas Gregor wrote:
> On Oct 5, 2007, at 5:01 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:
>> Douglas Gregor wrote:
>>> On Oct 5, 2007, at 3:58 PM, K. Noel Belcourt wrote:
>>>> It seems like beta.boost.org is exceedingly slow when downloading
>>>> tar ball. Anyone else having this problem?
>>> The server is getting hammered by something (load average of 33 at
>>> the moment), and I don't know what it is. We're looking into it...
>> I've tried looking into what is causing the CPU loads, since I
>> periodically run top on the server. But I haven't been able to get
>> anywhere because I can't see the apache logs to see who and what is
>> accessing stuff. All I can point to is the two previous data points we
>> have that doing logs eats CPU, and so does doing diffs. Note, the
>> tarball generation is very efficient and at most only tops out at
>> 5% (of
>> one CPU).
> We've found that some search engines were crawling the complete
> Subversion repository (directly or via the Trac), which causes a huge
> CPU load. We've updated robots.txt and restarted Apache; hopefully
> that will do the trick.
Thanks for checking! Please let us know right away if anything our
developers or testers do puts an undue load on the server.