[OSM-talk] New hardware for servers

Yann yann.hamon at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 15:58:41 BST 2007

> >> Let me ask you, and more generally, the community, what would
> >> people like to see money being spent on (both large and small
> >> items) that would most help the project?
> >
> > I would love to see a second database server which replicates data
> > from the #1 database server (only "current" tables) and serves all
> > read requests from there. Only write requests should go to the #1
> > database server. I hope that this will considerably increase
> > performance and enable us to allow larger bounding boxes and more
> > elements for downloading. The whole thing could also be the first
> > step to wider replication.
> I believe that the web server, and the general horribleness of
> rails and libxml2 for this particular task, are just as much of
> a bottleneck here as the database, if not more.
> Is MySQL replication "real time" enough for this by the way? In
> other words if I do a download from a slave is what I get going
> to be good enough to base an upload to the master on?

Hello, looking at the munin stats, I think there are several points where
the configuration of mysql and apache could be improved; is there a
sys-admin mailing list for openstreetmap? Who should I talk to to get
involved there? I sent two mails to steve, but they stay unanswered :(

Yann Hamon
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