bizarre performance issues in 6.2 release

R. B. Riddick arne_woerner at
Sat Feb 17 07:01:32 UTC 2007

--- "Steven H. Baeighkley" <stevenb at> wrote:
> These servers are running apache, perl, proftpd and php. One server is 
> running 4.11 and is rocking the world, load is rarely above 1 and is 
> regularly below .5. The other server is running 6.2 and regularly has 
> load between 2 and 6 despite serving fewer connections than the 4.11 box.
I would _guess_ that 4.11 computes the load differently/incorrectly...
So its load would be 4*.5 -- 4*1.25 == 2 -- 5

I feel, the load value cannot tell much about performance (as far as I
understood it, the load values just tells u how many processes (or threads? or
how they call it today...) want to run at the same time averagely over 1, 5 and
15 minutes or so...).

Can u tell us the response time (from start of connection to first byte
received) and bandwidth (byte count divided by connection duration) for an
average connection?


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