[mod_python] need help solving some performance issues

Culley Harrelson harrelson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 14:11:20 EDT 2008

On Thu, 10 Apr 2008, Sean Allen wrote:

>> The application is much more popular than it was when it was built and I 
>> am
>> now encountering some performance problems.  Specifically the CPU seems to 
>> be
>> the bottleneck.  The machine has 2 gigs of ram and a single processor.  
>> Ram
>> doesn't seem to be a problem.  When examining top output, I see that every
>> once in a while a process comes along and sucks down 10%-20% of the cpu.  
>> A
>> handful of these processes can (and regularly do) consume the whole CPU.
> This could be a really dumb question but... are end users seeing these 
> performance problems?

Yes definitely.  I certainly notice.  On the bad days the site brings in less

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