[K12OSN] Firefox and load average
mblinn at peopleplaces.org
Tue Dec 4 16:36:09 UTC 2007
This may have to do with the hang when first loading FF after an
update. FF brings in many language-specific extensions that will cause
a very long load time, but only the first time it's run by each user.
Since my users only work in English, I just 'rm -rf
/usr/lib/firefox-220.127.116.11/extensions/*' after every FF yum update. I'm
on K12V6 so 18.104.22.168 is my FF version.
David Hopkins wrote:
> I'll try changing the file limit (once I go find that discussion
> again). Users haven't changed and browsing behavior hasn't changed.
> The big thing seems to be that one server is running K12LTSP 4.2 and
> the another is running CentOS 5. I haven't had time to upgrade the
> K12LTSP server, so what is really annoying is that if they log onto
> one server, launch FF (same version on both systems), it takes a while
> to launch. Then, if still on that server it launches quickly from then
> on. BUT if they then change and use a thin client connected to the
> other server, the launch again takes a while (30-60 seconds) before it
> starts. Seems to be some sort of issue with having different OS's
> between the two servers. It is 100% repeatable. I'll try loading
> Opera as a test, and over Christmas upgrade the K12LTSP server (unless
> I can do so this weekend instead).
> There aren't any stale processes or other issues. Just the 30-60
> second lag in launching each time they switch servers.
> Dave Hopkins
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