Getting annoyed with bugzilla.gnome.org being slow. The server hosting Bugzilla also hosts almost all of the *.gnome.org websites and anoncvs. One known problem is blogs.gnome.org (aka NewsBruiser). That software is very resource intensive. The Nautilus Search blog post by alexl caused a load of >500. Because of the high load the sysadmins couldn’t log in to kill the processes (Elijah and me where logged in but couldn’t do anything).. end result was a reboot.
Today the load hit 127. Again due to blogs.gnome.org. There are some protections set in the apache config (renice, max cpu time, max # of processes, caching), but it is not enough. Fortunately got sudo access to the blogs.gnome.org just a few hours before and was able to kill all the evil processes.
Some 15 minutes later and the load again rose to at 15, except there where no blogs.gnome.org hits. Apparently 6 anoncvs sessions are also enough.
Really need a few servers just for Bugzilla In the meantime I’ll have to fix the biggest problems with blogs.gnome.org. Rather hack on b.g.o.