[rt-users] Performance issues with RT3 (all versions)

Guy B. Purcell gpurcell at openharbor.com
Tue Aug 3 19:33:26 EDT 2004

I'm running RT 3.0.3 on a Sun V60x, 2x2.8 GHz CPUs, 4 GB RAM, 10k RPM 
internal disk, RHEL 2.1WS, apache 1.3.27 w/mod_perl as a DSO, perl 
5.6.1, pgsql 7.3.3--all as supplied with RHEL.  Required Perl mods 
added when the server was built (not by me, though) via CPAN.  Nothing 
was built by us (trying to use off-the-shelf software).

I also see poor performance, with the time to display the Update page 
being almost 90 seconds from the time of clicking the Reply link at the 
top of a ticket display page.  I have OS kernel & pgsql config settings 
as per the pgsql manual.  I turned query logging on for the duration of 
bringing up the Update page for a ticket.  I can supply the output of 
that (it's about 130 K, so I didn't want to clog the list with it).

We started seeing the slowdown around ticket 80-100; we're up to about 
1100 now.  The slowdown was progressively worse, too.  I finally got 
permission to address it around ticket 1000, when I made my query log.  
I found the shared memory in both the OS & pgsql at their defaults, so 
I cranked 'em up to the recommended values, but that didn't help any at 
all.  So I joined this list to find out what we're doing wrong (it's a 
popular product, so it can't really be this slow; ergo, it must be our 
configurations that are preventing it from shining).

I'll gladly supply any hard data you need to help debug this.  I'm not 
a Perl programmer at all (can't write a lick, but can understand 
well-written code; I used to write C), so please be concise in asking 
for what you need.  Thanks!


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