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Re: arch-dependent searches and downloads

On Fri, Nov 24, 2000 at 12:33:21PM -0500, James A. Treacy wrote:
> > > Also, we were contemplating switching to dynamic pages.
> > 
> > I don't know if this is a good idea performance wise.
> There is no question that static pages are more efficient. The question is
> whether we can provide dynamic pages with the resources we have. Frankly,
> I don't have a lot of experience with dynamic pages, but I suspect it
> shouldn't be a problem. Note that we are only contemplating the use. No
> decision has been made.

AFAICT master.d.o in its current state wouldn't be able to handle another
"nice" CGI, or a PHP script accessing a PostgreSQL database, or anything
like that. Admittedly future conversion of BTS to a real database will
probably stop the abusive bots from DoSing machine every now and then, but
there are still X annoyingly resource-expensive scripts that run on master
almost all the time.

We could have cool dynamic stuff using only CGIs if we had a non-US server
carrying both archives, I think some Perl code could find out appropriate
versions for each architecture. But we don't have such a server.

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