[horde] Sweating Bullets!! Help!

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Mar 28 16:38:24 PST 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 19:31 -0500, Chris wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am in trouble here.  I have had horde up and running beautifully for
> about 3 months now.  Now, all-of-a-sudden, it has become extremely
> slow.  Every time a page needs to load, it takes like 6 or 7 minutes! 
> This is bad news!
> I am running Openbsd 3.8.  I am using horde 3.0.9 with Imp 4.0.4, Ingo
> 1.0.2, Gollem 1.0.1(sql backend), Kronolith2.0.6, Turba 2.0.5 and Nag 2.0.4.
> The machine is a Pentum IV 3.0ghz machine with 2 gigs of ram.  I have
> been watching Top for hours now, and the CPU never spikes above 5%.  The
> processes at the top are httpd and perl, and they are at 0%. 
> The hard drive is running great.  fsck comes back with no errors, and
> throughput is smokin'.
> I have ruled-out imap, as I have configured a few mail clients, and it
> works very smoothly and quickly.  SMTP is likewise functioning normally.
> The problem only occurs when hitting it from the web interface.  I have
> tried this on a machine directly next to this one, plugged into the same
> switch and machines across the Internet -- no difference in
> performance.  All other servers on the same segment are performing as
> normal.  Not a network issue.
> I had a small db error in my horde.log, but I restored my db, the error
> is gone, but the problems persist.
> This all started today without warning.  No one has touched this box in
> over a month.  All log files I can think of look nominal.  No
> significant errors.  I cannot find anything that could account for this! 
> I have rebooted, restarted apache a million times, restarted the db,
> deleted and recreated the unix socket, cleared the tmp directory and
> restored the database.  Nothing seems to make a difference.
> If I restart apache, I get about 20 seconds of normal behaviour on the
> web client, after that, it suddenly degrades to 6-7 minutes lag per page. 
> HELP!  I'm totally at a loss!
big log files...they can really slow things down.

check the syslogs, apache logs, horde.log...

serving other web pages or db's out of that server? Check the speed on


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