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Lag = eliminated?

Discussion in News started by Cam, Sep 5, 2007

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    Right, I believe I just got PlagueFest to a lag-free state tonight.. Wow, what an amazing accomplishment.

    I remember back in March when we started first taking the lag issues seriously, the server lag was awful... Server FPS was unstable, lag spikes suddenly, etc. The lag came in bursts and lasted for long periods of time, after HT was disabled, lag was more frequent, but a lot less severe, basically since then:

    * HT was disabled, SRCDS has problems with load balancing with it enabled. (March)
    * Rates have been corrected, optimized for no choke. - August
    * Various SRCDS updates, we are currently running a beta (3181) - Yesterday
    * Server.cfg optimisations - March-Today
    * Upgraded MetaMod - July
    * Upgraded EventScripts (CPU usage problem) - July
    * Upgraded ESTools (Memory leaking problems) - July
    * Un-clusterfucked the /downloads directory, it seems as though that was causing the random server pausing! - Today
    * Process Priorities - August
    * Process Affinities - August
    * Fixed crontabs - Today
    * A lot of other stuff...

    I believe we saw the most improvement over the past couple months. Personally, the server pausing pissed me off, I put a lot. I literally spent weeks troubleshooting these problems. Slowly but surely it paid off. Lag was the major downfall of PlagueFest, the server should hopefully be more enjoyable now. Make sure to thanks Kyle as he was also a major help.

    Choke and packet loss has also been significantly been reduced over the past couple days, so that should be less of a problem.

    * Please note that there still may be lag spikes here and there, but they should not be nearly as common and severe.

    Current Mission: Lag-free 52-slot server

    [EDIT 9/8/2007]
    - Did some more tweaks that reduces a lot of the "constant" server lag that occurs when the server becomes near full, as a result of CPU usage.
  2. Jan 5, 2007
    Nice work Cam. If anyone could have done it, it'd be you. B)

  3. Jan 11, 2007

    I'm logging on right...

    (wait for it)...


  4. Dec 30, 2006
    Yay! Due to my inactivity, cam has nothing to do. And he fixes the server. lol

    Nice work Cam. We all appreciate it. (even though im busy like a mofo)
  5. Apr 9, 2007
    I assisted in all of this. :mellow:
  6. Jun 27, 2007
    Yes Cam, good work, we all appreciate it. You've earned my respect and I think everyone on the server, those that take time to consider that they aren't paying someone to provide so much for them.
  7. Feb 3, 2007
    Very nice work Cam / Kyle.
  8. Feb 21, 2007
    nice work guys! I only wish I could enjoy the fruits of your labor.
  9. May 27, 2007
    CAM!! You get cookies for life. good job guys :smile: :grin:
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    You guys rock. Plaguefest is god.
    Home away from home.
    Best server ever. Amen.
  11. Jun 29, 2007
    what features and ability's changed or did we lose
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    None. :grin:
  13. Apr 9, 2007
    just figured out stuff that we didn't already know no changing of turbo physics unlimited ammo is still on just changed some rates that VALVe forgot to put in the manual and deleted some unnecessary files that were handicaping srcds ability to perform correctly.
  14. Jul 4, 2007
    Nothing has changed apart from the things Cam has added....

    It really is lagless.... It brings a tear to my eye....

    I love it.
  15. Feb 21, 2007
    wonderful. maybe can sneak on a time this weekend
  16. May 27, 2007

    :smile: :grin: again Cam. Freakin' awsome job. and yes brethren, it could after what we've seen.
  17. Apr 9, 2007

    on a happy note this is my 200th Post!
  18. May 27, 2007
    hehe spam.. jk.. but really. ive seen worst lag on some others zombie mod servers...
  19. Apr 9, 2007
    its not spam im just sad that u didn't recognize me for helping out :frown:
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    Did some more tweaks that reduces a lot of the "constant" server lag that occurs when the server becomes near full, as a result of CPU usage.