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Old 07-01-2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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Very long wait time between searches


Right now I have a strange problem using the search function. I usually look at "View New Posts" in the Quick Links menu. I inadvertitely hit the link two consecutive times and - as usual - a message telling to wait at least 12 seconds between searches appeared. But this time...
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This forum requires that you wait 12 seconds between searches. Please try again in 17927 seconds.
I waited about 15 seconds then retried and the message appears again. Am I supposed to really wait about 5 hours to be able to search messages again?!

Edit: I tried to "View New Posts" again after posting this thread and the wait time is still there... just decreased of about 3 minutes. Also noticed that the time of this post is about 5 hours behind the actual time (I posted at about 8:30 AM GMT)!

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:11 AM   #2
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I'm not able to reproduce this. Is anyone else having this issue?

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:26 AM   #3
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Now the situation is normal. What puzzles me is the creation time of the thread, exactly 5 hours before the actual time. In the calculation of the wait time these 5 hours have been added to reach the actual time. Maybe some temporary mismatch between the system time and the actual time on the LQ server. I don't know. I will report here if I notice the same situation again.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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man and I thought 12 seconds was a long wait to search!
 
Old 07-02-2008, 09:30 AM   #5
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colucix, please do report it if it happens again. I've doubled checked and ntp is properly running on all LQ servers. With the newer hardware we have, I'll lower the search timeout to 2 seconds.

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Old 07-02-2008, 12:02 PM   #6
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Ok. You can clearly see the time mismatch looking at this thread: post #3 is a reply to post #7. And the OP posted twice since he did not see his message at the end of the thread, since it was back in time and was inserted in the middle.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 09:53 AM   #7
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It happens again: now time is
Code:
Fri Jul  4 13:52:21 UTC 2008
and I receive the message
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This forum requires that you wait 2 seconds between searches. Please try again in 17973 seconds.
upon looking for new posts.

Edit: again the shift is exactly 5 hours. Is there a relationship between my local time and the time of the LQ server, when it calculates the wait time? Here in Italy we are at GMT+2h (CEST).

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Old 07-04-2008, 03:05 PM   #8
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I've isolated the issue and will be rolling out a fix soon (the issue is a bit of an edge case, and should not happen often in the interim). Thanks for the feedback.

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