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Mar
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comment How to find memory usage of individual Windows services?
This doesn't seem to show the memory used by an individual service, as requested in the question.
Nov
14
comment Will a Local System service notice changes to environment variables in Windows 2008 R2 without a reboot?
Well, the question is simply "Do I need to reboot a Win2008 server so that a Local System service can pick up changes to environment variables". So far, the answers seem to have been based on the standard theories of processes and inheritance of env variables. I'm waiting for something a little more concrete, specifically in light of the presence of a Win2k3 hotfix. I will try to use your ProcExp ideas to probe this further myself with experiments.
Nov
14
comment Will a Local System service notice changes to environment variables in Windows 2008 R2 without a reboot?
I understand how environment variable inheritance normally works. I'm asking about a specific situation here, one that was identified as an issue by Microsoft and later addressed in a hotfix for Win 2003. I've raised the bounty because I'm looking for a concrete, authoritative reference that addresses my specific question. I'm fully expecting a service restart is required, what's important is whether a reboot of the machine is needed.
Nov
11
comment Will a Local System service notice changes to environment variables in Windows 2008 R2 without a reboot?
I found the last paragraph a little confusing - in summary, you think this still applies to Windows 2008 and a reboot is required? If so, do you have any evidence to support that claim? I notice that a hotfix was available for Windows 2003 that resolves the issue - are you sure this isn't incorporated into 2008 R2?
Oct
4
comment Debugging slow Bugzilla form submission on Debian Squeeze
Thanks for your help so far. Fortunately, some other department in my company has revealed it has the capacity to host our bugs database. Hence my playing around has come to an end.
Oct
4
comment Debugging slow Bugzilla form submission on Debian Squeeze
A fair point, regarding disk usage. However if that were a major issue, I'm sure I would have seen that during other operations (apt-get upgrades, etc). I'm seeing very long (10-15s) delays when submitting a bug, which must presumably write to only a handful of tables. Is there a way for me to measure what MySQL is doing to see if the bottleneck is occurring during the database updates?
Oct
4
comment Debugging slow Bugzilla form submission on Debian Squeeze
At this stage, I'd prefer to prove it's MySQL before I go through the pain of tearing it out and trying Postgres. Can you explain the meaning of "What back-end disk-alike does it have in the VM?" I shared that question with the guy who set up my VM and he looked blankly at me.