Performance tuning is the process of modifying a system to improve its efficiency. This is also known as optimizing.

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Preventing PHP-FPM from crashing under light load

I'm getting a DoS attack on a wordpress site that I host. 173.192.109.118 - - [30/Sep/2015:22:31:36 +0000] "POST /xmlrpc.php HTTP/1.0" 499 0 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible: MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)" ...
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Does 'tuned' need to keep running?

On my CentOS 7 systems, I use tuned-adm to set a profile appropriate to the environment during configuration, but after that, I never subsequently change that profile. It seems that the tuned system ...
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How to remove the pause during JBoss 5.1.0 GA boot between ProfileServiceBootstrap and AnnotationCreator?

I've managed to strip down my JBoss profile enough that it boots in 1.5 minutes. I started with the web profile and started pulling out stuff I didn't need. The bulk of my boot time can be seen here: ...
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What does sunit=0 and swidth=0 mean for XFS file system?

I created an XFS file system using default parameters at the time of creation of a system. Now looking at the output of xfs_info, it show 0 for the values of sunit and swidth. I can't seem to find ...
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Bind9 recursive queries have intermittent very long response times

I'm running BIND 9.8.1-P1 caching server on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on kernel 3.2.0-86-generic-pae. I've been banging my head against the wall trying to figure this out for weeks and I just have no idea ...
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NFS performs ways worse than SSHFS, how can I debug?

Situation: zfs server over 10GbE p2p at 192.168.201.1 running omnios, debian client at 192.168.201.2. The nfs performs fairly well on big files but horribly slow on small ones. For instance, cp -r ...
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BTRFS, sector alignment and Advance Format Disks

I want to set up a BTRFS RAID1 setup with two WD Red 4TB disks, which possess 4K sectors. Since I am keen to get it right the first time before copying data to it (yes it will be backed up), my ...
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apache and ajp performance

I have an apache sitting in front of two tomcat app servers(one on the same physical server, the other on a different one) that does time consuming work(0.5 sec to 10sec per request). The apache http ...
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How do you measure IMAP performance?

We have a mail server built on top of a Gluster distributed filesystem. While this has proven to be fairly easy to set up and quite stable, the performance of our webmail has been quite slow. So now I ...
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How to optimize throughput on a linux NAT/router?

I am trying to use an old Fujitsi RX300S2, with a quad core Intel Xeon CPU @2.80GHz as a Gitabit NAT router, it has a dual gigabit NIC on board over PCI-X. The router will also forward multicast ...
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Tuning Linux TCP for large number of TIME_WAIT

It looks like we have a bunch of tcp connections hanging around on a busy webserver, this is the output from ss -s: Total: 366 (kernel 1037) TCP: 72108 (estab 130, closed 71964, orphaned 0, synrecv ...
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KVM Slow performance on XP Guest

The system is very slow to do anything, even browse a local folder, and CPU sits at 100% frequently. Guest is XP 32 bit. Host is Scientific Linux 6.2, Libvirt 0.10, Guest XP OS shows ACPI ...
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Copying cause big iowait

I have dedicated server with 3 HDD. System disk, backup disk (same as system disk) and data disk. When I copy lot of data with cp (say, between backup disk and data disk) load average goes sky high. ...
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Why is MySQL table_cache full but never used

I have been using the tuning-primer.sh script to tune my my.cnf settings. I have most things working well but the part about TABLE CACHE makes no sense: TABLE CACHE Current table_cache value = 900 ...
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Mysql innodb_buffer_pool_size in relation to innodb_buffer_pool_instances

I run a virtual server with an Owncloud installation on it. Now Owncloud has the problem that the way it's developed at the moment, each file upload causes a little MySql overhead. So is very ...
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How to diagnose Nginx bottlenecks at specific number of users

Firstly, I know this is a loaded question, but I hoping that you guys will be able to point me in the right direction.... We've got a number of nginx-fronted web heads which site behind an AWS ELB. ...
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How can i speed up an XWiki installation on debian?

We installed XWiki on Debian. Page load times in default config were about 2 seconds. Tuning the memory parameters according to the XWiki performanve guide brought it down to 1 second. But for a local ...
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Tuning Apache KeepAlive Timeout for HTTPS

My website forces HTTPS everywhere and has an average first load time of 3-5 seconds. Thanks to caching, repeat load time is 0.8 seconds. The SSL negotiation takes 150-300ms on my server, so I want ...
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TOP processes by system time

I have a system running 2 processes - MySQL and Java I'm seeing 20-30% of the time spent in %system. I've looked around to try and find a way to identify which what the balance of the system time is ...
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what are the memory impacts of increasing a NIC's ring buffer?

What impact (if any) does NIC ring buffer tuning (e.g. via ethtool -G eth0 …) have on system memory utilization? For example, does increasing the ring buffer consume more RAM? And if so, how much? Or ...
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Is RSS (receive side scaling) in Windows considered unstable?

When asking a customer to enable RSS in their data center to improve network performance (very high UDP packets-per-sec rate), I was told that they generally turn it off, because after various ...
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Investigating Citrix app server “slowless”

Currently have a client stating that the 5 users on a 2cpu, 4gb mem app server are experiencing slowness and often, locking up for moments at a clip. Framework is a VM running in vSphere 5.5 [intel ...
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Perf crashing my RH

We are running perf on a 2.6.32-358.56.1.el6.x86_64 on an 8-core, dual socket machine. We have CPU iso on CPUs 1-31 (all except for 0), and our application is using CPUs 1-31. A few seconds into ...
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Google Cloud Long TTFB

Google cloud seems to be having much longer TTFB than they specify in their documentation for cloud storage. You can see from this WPT result that it varies from 500 to 700 MS. The documentation here ...
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famd/gamin timeout issue with courier-imap

I'm running a mail server for about 200 users with courier-imap on Debian 7. This server is running a linux kernel 2.6.38 inside a Xen guest having 2 cpu cores and 2 GB RAM. The server accept ...
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Identifying bottleneck with nginx VPS load testing

I'm trying to optimize a Digital Ocean droplet (512mb), testing using loader.io I'm testing on my homepage, which is HTTPS / PHP. I setup FastCGI page cache, which got me from 100 req/sec to 2,000 ...
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Persist statistics data from Postgres' stats_temp_directory on demand

We are investigating I/O load in one of our VMs and possibilities to optimize it and it showed that most of the load is generated by the stats collector of PostgreSQL. It jumps between 3,5 and 6,5 ...
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mod_pagespeed css shown render blocking?

I've already found this topic concerning my problem and figured out Google is about to discuss a fix of the blocking js. However, could somebody please check out my client's site squarecard.de with ...
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How to track down bad performance on an api-server

If my api-server shows bad performance, such as high cpu - can this be blamed on the service or on the server? If a regular app-server shows bad performance, all I can do is track down the methods ...
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Maximum Network throughput for SWIFT storage

I have a SWIFT cluster deployed as part of Openstack which is currently giving me a max throughput of 95 MBS(Megabytes per second). There are 6 proxy servers and 6 storage nodes with replication ...
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Advice Tuning my server

as many others I Learn many info from you in the past and now I manage to run server independently , now I am new to sql tuning and I been searching around the web a while now and tuning seems to be a ...
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Performance issues with cross-drive NTFS junctions

I have the following setup: Windows 8.1 32-bit Drive 0: system drive, SSD, NTFS, mounted at C:\ Drive 1: data drive, magnetic HDD, NTFS, mounted at C:\Users\Database User\Documents and Z:\ ...
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Multipath tcp application level performance measurement

I am working on a project related to Multipath tcp and I want to measure the goodput and the RTT at the application level. I don't want to use a traditional tool(netperf, iperf, ...) and I want to ...
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IRQ not handled by all CPUs

I have a problem about balancing irq. I took irq numbers from /etc/interrupts and assigned each irq to each of 24 CPUs as this tutorial says for i in {143..166};do cat /proc/irq/${i}/smp_affinity; ...
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Getting the virtual memory address for (major) page faults

On a Linux (Cent OS 5) system, I have a process that accesses a large amount of memory mapped files. The process is generating a large amount of page faults because the aggregated size of the mapped ...
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Can I tune my Debian KVM server to benefit my Windows guest?

Debian Squeeze KVM server with Win2k8 server guest. The server has 16GBs of RAM and the guest only runs MS SQL, with a 15GB database on it. I am wondering if there is anything I can tune from the ...
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Improving TCP performance over a network with small packet loss

I’m trying to improve my TCP throughput over a “high delay network”, with some packet drops, between Linux machines. I set tcp_mem, tcp_wmem and tcp_rmem to “8192 20530752 20530752”. I set rmem_max, ...
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server benchmarking with apache benchmark

We are testing one of our production server with ab and what we found is apr_socket_recv: Connection timed out (110) Total of 176 requests completed after some time above output.That means the ...
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Definition of CPU Ready for vmware ESXi host compared to CPU Ready for a guest?

We had a guest with poor performance. CPU Usage and CPU Ready for the guest was within normal range. For the host the CPU Usage were normal (70%), but the CPU Ready for the host seems to correlate ...
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How can I get a nginx & php server to use much more system resources?

I'm running a local setup. Crunching some largish 100mb json files via php running on nginx. I'm also doing some mysql stuff, checking through tables with about 90k rows, matching data from the json ...
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Mongodb, we can't go over 100 insert/sec on 200iops HDD

Thanks in advance for your help, we get a strange behaviour in mongodb. So we have a cluster of 20 shards, each composed of 1 master and 2 slaves. This database has a heavy load of write only. However ...
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Is it possbile to cache pdf documents on the netscaler?

I have a file server which gets pretty overloaded quickly because it is serving huge pdf documents. I have a netscaler in my enviroment as well, and I was thinking of caching them in some way on the ...
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Apache Worker MPM / PHP-FPM Tuning

I have a VPS running CentOS 6.5, Apache 2.2, PHP-FPM v5.4 and MySQL 5.5. I take advantage of APC and Memcache. The VPS has 8 cores and 8GB RAM. I'm running a medium volume site (15,000 users / day, ...
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Tunning nginx/php5-fpm : why low memory usage with 800 users?

I did optimize nginx with what I found on the internet My specs are 2 servers load balanced : Intel Xeon E5-1620v2 (4c/8t 3,7 GHz+/3,9 GHz+) 32 Go DDR3 ECC 1600MHz 3x 160Go SSD Intel DC S3500 SATA3 ...
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What's the bottle neck of server hit 100K request?

The following are two graph of my digital ocean vps instance handle load test request. 10K/s, The only different is the request file size, first is 10K, the second is 20K. Can any one point out the ...
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tuning apache for low ram low traffic server

I have a low end VPS server with 512megs of ram to host downloads of files (~10-25megs each). what is a good configuration for the following parameters in apache. I expect no more than 10 human users ...
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OpenSSL performance oddity

I've seen something odd regarding OpenSSL performance. This is the output of 'openssl speed aes-128-cbc' on a physical HP Bl460c Gen8 with dual E5-2680's running RHEL/OEL 6.4x64 and OpenSSL ...
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Ubuntu backup script kills performance

I run a nightly backup, which takes about 1 hour. During that the performance is bad as hell. It looks pretty much like this: # DB dump ionice -c 3 nice -n 20 mysqldump --skip-lock-tables --user=foo ...
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How to avoid Memory “Hard Fault/sec”

i've a problem on my windows 2008 server x64, and i cannot understand how can i solve it. i'm looking to Resource Monitor and see about 100 to 200 hard faults/sec. and generally the machine is slow. ...
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AMD A10-6800K APU not lowering frequency under Windows 7 below 2000 Mhz

We run many of our machines under FreeBSD and its powerd daemon lowers the frequency when idle down to 250 Mhz in ~250 MHz increments (i.e. its next step-up is 500, etc all the way up to 4100) ...