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Site efficiency and computational load

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Posted by Hammerite This user is an administrator. 2009-01-26 13:27:39 GMT

I have been alerted by the University's computing services that this site is using an inordinately large amount of computing power (meaning CPU time) when seems to be disproportionate to its activity. I've been asked to take a look at reducing the amount of work the site creates for the computers. With this in mind, I am disabling some of the fancier things that some of the pages do and removing some non-essential features of the site. I am also going to be modifying the way that some pages work, which may result in things breaking from time to time (I will try and fix problems I cause as soon as I am alerted to them). I apologise for this, but I hope it is obvious that I do not want this site to be any sort of inconvenience for the University of Sheffield and that I have to make sure it is well-behaved.

I should, I hope, be able to make the site more of a "good citizen" but if I cannot achieve this then I may feel it necessary to move the site to another host; again, I ought not to generate problems for the University.

Posted by Morganza 2009-01-26 18:58:28 GMT

Have you done an analysis of which parts of the code are taking the most CPU resources? Having gone through optimization efforts before, I know that running an analyzer to pinpoint which lines of code are responsible for performance issues can have surprising results...

Posted by Vincent Coppola 2009-01-26 19:54:32 GMT

I am unable to access any of the several games in which I am involved. A message I receive says "parsing error." This really bites.

Posted by BullCityFats 2009-01-26 19:55:08 GMT

I am getting the same error, specifically

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}', expecting ',' or ';' in /webusers/nu4wg/public_html/brass/board.php on line 178

Posted by ges 2009-01-26 20:23:14 GMT

I got the errors, but then go into my games, but now it says I need JavaScript enable...but it is enabled.

Posted by anyeone 2009-01-26 20:29:22 GMT

I am having the same problem ges is -- the action interface says javascript is disabled, which it is not, and it is impossible to make actions at all.

Posted by BullCityFats 2009-01-26 20:36:27 GMT

I am now able to access my games.

Posted by ges 2009-01-26 20:54:50 GMT

Was able to play in one game, then got the Javascript not enabled error in the next one.

Posted by Coyotek4 2009-01-26 21:58:42 GMT

In two of my current games, I got that 'JavaScript' error message. One of them had the message occur after I played my first card.

Posted by anyeone 2009-01-26 22:09:11 GMT

I was able to play moves in one game, in another game I was able to play the first card and then got the Javascript disabled/page loading message. I have tried reloading that page, closing the browser, coming back in and still get the Javascript disabled message.

Posted by pestaab 2009-01-26 22:22:13 GMT

I made my moves in 2 of my games (a 3-player game and a 4-player game), but I am getting the Javascript disabled message in my 2-player game.

Posted by ges 2009-01-26 22:28:02 GMT

Still getting the Javascript error.

Posted by Stuverats 2009-01-26 22:35:54 GMT

I was able to make a move in game 347, but 358 has the Javascript error.

Posted by Betume 2009-01-27 01:45:43 GMT

I got a problem on my second action on the game "as fast as we can 2 "
on my first action I build a port on preston 1 on my second action
I?m trying to sell cotton using a cotton mill on rochdale 1 and
the newly built port on preston 1 . I select preston 1 port which is
identified as my by the game , but aftar submit the game says that
there is no port there !! but I?ve built it on my first action !

Posted by Hammerite This user is an administrator. 2009-01-27 01:50:06 GMT

Betume: should be fixed now, try again.

Posted by Betume 2009-01-27 02:00:48 GMT

wow , that was a quick one

it?s working now !!!

tks !!

Posted by gisle 2009-01-28 07:58:55 GMT

Seems like a bug with dev.
Check the last message...


Posted by Hammerite This user is an administrator. 2009-01-28 08:19:37 GMT

Problems in that game have been resolved; the log contains garbled messages, but otherwise the game should be fine.

Posted by gisle 2009-01-28 10:30:36 GMT

Hammerite, it looks like the turn track has not been updated with the money spent. As this will affect turn order, I'll wait until you confirm this is ok too.

Posted by Hammerite This user is an administrator. 2009-01-28 10:56:40 GMT

You are correct, I forgot to fix the amounts spent in the games I corrected. I have tried to go through and make changes to some of the games that would have needed this correction, but I am likely to have missed some of them. Please let me know about any games you notice where the amounts spent are incorrect.

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