[nycbug-talk] overloaded webserver: nfs wait issue?

Charles Sprickman spork
Thu Dec 1 15:17:38 EST 2005

On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, N.J. Thomas wrote:

> * N.J. Thomas <njt at ayvali.org> [2005-12-01 14:39:44 -0500]:
>> We have a website with moderately high traffic, load balanced among 3
>> webservers.
>> During peak traffic times however (when the volume is higher than
>> normal), the load shoots up to over a 100, and the site crawls to its
>> knees.

The one thing that sticks out to me is that you go pretty deep into swap 
when the load shoots up.  Do you have room for more RAM?  What kind of 
hardware are we talking about here?


> I forgot to mention that the webservers are running FreeBSD 4.11 and
> Apache 1.3.x.
> Thomas
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