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Old 05-25-2005, 06:02 AM   #1
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My LAMP server (on a laptop) runs very slooow


On a laptop --working as a LAMP Server with Fedora Core 2-- I'm suffering very
slow proccesses when accesing webpages.

RAM Memory: 256 Mb
Processor: Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor - M 1400 MHz

Making 'top':
top - 12:25:01 up 3:22, 5 users, load average: 0.72, 0.86, 0.76
Tasks: 92 total, 2 running, 90 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 15.8% us, 12.3% sy, 0.0% ni, 70.2% id, 0.0% wa, 1.8% hi, 0.0% si
Mem: 257056k total, 249752k used, 7304k free, 15576k buffers
Swap: 512024k total, 44932k used, 467092k free, 70964k cached

It's an average view: When accessing web pages, %CPU usage raises to 90%,
but Memory free is 5000-6000 Kb on average.

I'm considering increasing RAM Memory up to 512 Mb, but I would like to know
other opinions. Thank you very much.
Old 05-25-2005, 06:51 AM   #2
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My first question would be, why are you running a LAMP server on a laptop? Do you have X running with other applications while your LAMP server is running? My guess would be yes since your swap is being heavily used, etc from the output you provided.
Old 05-25-2005, 07:35 AM   #3
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Re: My LAMP server (on a laptop) runs very slooow

Originally posted by guarriman

I'm considering increasing RAM Memory up to 512 Mb, but I would like to know
other opinions. Thank you very much.
That'd probably help a lot. 256MB is a little bit small, especially if your running X and (worse yet) memory hogs like KDE and GNOME.

I have a similar Fedora Core 3 system (256MB Ram, 1.6GHz Duron) that I run a full set of LAMP applications on. It runs fine but I only use it for my own tinkering, so it guess it depends on how much of a load you're putting on it.


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