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Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby kwisher on Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:46 pm

Hello All,

Is there issues with the Mint servers? The forums are terribly slow, even unusable. It will often not even connect/load. I have to try refreshing several times.

TIA
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby 577-Jersey on Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:28 pm

Hi,,
I had the same issue a few hours ago,,thought something was wrong on my end,,glad it was not.
Im in NJ and now it seems to be speeding up,,it was only this forum,,all other sites where normal.

Cheers Tommy :wink:
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby wayne128 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:36 pm

I had the same issues for a long time. Sometime it simply did not response.
Each time I thought it was just me...
But then other forums and website responded much faster.
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby kwisher on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:29 pm

I've noticed this for the last week or so. Seems most noticeable at the early part of the day in EST. Right now around 10 PM EST seems pretty good.
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby caf4926 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:26 am

Me too
But it's too random to pin down
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby obidamnkenobi on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:11 am

same issues
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby wayne128 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:12 am

sigh...
again, happened to me just a while ago when I attempt to login and read forum

took me about 15 minutes just to post this....
meanwhile, surf so many other websites and forums without any issue.
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby GeneC on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:21 am

sigh... :lol: (hi wayne)

OLD issue that has been addressed in the past, but raised its ugly head ...Image...again, and again.

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=78744
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby Fandangio on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:04 pm

I've tried to reply to this thread several times. The performance of the forums is truly horrible.
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby squeezy on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:31 pm

Yeah, forum performance has hit rock bottom. About 3:30 PM MST here now, bad performance any time of day for me. I've timed out twice just loading this thread and trying to reply (ironic!).
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby wayne128 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:55 am

GeneC wrote:sigh... :lol: (hi wayne)

OLD issue that has been addressed in the past, but raised its ugly head ...Image...again, and again.

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=78744



Hi hi gene,


well, took me another 25 minute trying to read your old link just to reflesh old issue..

hmm, gave up after hitting my good patience.. :mrgreen:


then, many hours later, now, it works and allow me to at least read old post. :lol:

not sure when it will hit again.
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby xenopeek on Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:20 am

We're aware of the problem and it is indeed affecting all users (some hours of the day are worse than others). Thanks all for your patience while it is being sorted out.

As a side note, though it has similar symptoms as earlier problems we have not yet confirmed the same root cause.
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby caf4926 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:46 am

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:We're aware of the problem and it is indeed affecting all users (some hours of the day are worse than others). Thanks all for your patience while it is being sorted out.

As a side note, though it has similar symptoms as earlier problems we have not yet confirmed the same root cause.


Would it help if we submitted a wireshark capture of a troublesome part of activity?
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby richardsdma on Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:58 am

same issue here from romania.
i think that the problem is that too much users are trying to acces the forum in the same time.
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby usbtux on Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:43 am

This happens repeatedly from time to time...
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby kwisher on Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:24 pm

Also noted trying to do a dist-update & upgrade the repo servers hang.
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby everready on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:22 am

Same here..
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby xenopeek on Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:58 am

Fred did some work today on the forum server, optimizing parts of the database. It looks like this has solved the slowness.

For those users with problems doing upgrade or dist-upgrade, have you confirmed it is in fact the packages.linuxmint.com server that is the repository causing the problem? It is on a different server that the forum, so this is unrelated. Probably due to peak traffic to the server from the RC announcement. If your upgrade or dist-upgrade continues to have a slow download speed, consider switching your repositories to a mirror. Or use something like apt-fast instead of apt-get. I anybody needs help with that, suggest you post a new topic for that as this topic was concerning the forum slowness.

You can find lists of mirrors for the various default repositories here:
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby Fandangio on Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:00 pm

Good work, the forums are much more responsive now :)
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Re: Forum Issues/Slowness

Postby remoulder on Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:19 pm

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:looks like this has solved the slowness

Seems a little better today but still getting timeouts here.
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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