Initial request to server extremely slow after longer periods of inactivity

Michael Schuster michaelsprivate at
Thu Apr 9 05:21:43 UTC 2015


at first glance, this sounds a bit like a paging/swapping issue - are other
things active on that machine?


On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 5:41 AM, <opendaddy at> wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm running this Rails app on a DigitalOcean FreeBSD droplet. Lately I've
> been experiencing extremely slow initial requests after longer periods of
> inactivity. Subsequent requests are fine.
> At first I thought it was my PostgreSQL database or the Rails app itself,
> but now I doubt that's the case as I just realized SSH connections made
> simultaneously with those initial requests are equally slow.
> Has anybody ever encountered anything similar?
> Thanks!
> O.D.
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