page generation time and actual response time difference

Troy Hakala troy.hakala at
Tue Jan 5 03:57:21 MSK 2010

I'm never shocked at how pedantic many technical people are. ;-)

On Jan 4, 2010, at 6:19 AM, Ryan Malayter wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Troy Hakala <troy.hakala at> wrote:
>> You can locate the bottleneck by reducing it to the simplest case (which
>> presumably won't exhibit the problem) and moving out from there, testing
>> every component and changing one thing at a time until you see the problem.
>> Then you've found the bottleneck. Note that the OS can be tuned too.
> Changing things "one at a time" is often the slowest way to do it... a
> binary search is far faster, especially if the number of layers or
> components involved is large.
> Asuming you have 8 configuration or code changes to try, give them all
> an identity number, test a group of 1#-#4, then #3-#4, then just #3 in
> isolation.
> I'm shocked how many technical people forget good old binary search
> when not writing code...
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