Houston, we have problem
This month the counters of the livecounter website are running in overtime. There are a few new websites using the counter, they doubled the total amount of requests! The website was doing some 100-150 req/s average daily. Since this month the amount of requests are almost 400 req/s.
Due this amount we are experiencing some performance problems at spike moments. We are looking into new ways to reduce the load and still handle this amount of traffic. Here are some stats:
A few months passed, and it was a bit quite. But lately some bugs arises, and we released an update that fixes those small issues.
There are a lot of library updates, and some bug fixes. So it is more a maintenance update. But there is just one nasty issue. The auto-updater was disabled in the past releases. We don't know why, but it was :( So to get this new version, you have to download it manually, and update your own version with the new code.
The setup will start automatically after upgrade.
A new version of the Dreambox ReStream Live image has been released. It took some time to update it, but finally it's here!
The new version is running the latest LTS 14.04. So it should be working for a while :D With the new LTS, the daily VLC ppa is used for getting the most stable and latest version of VLC.
This week we hit a new marker. The Live counter server did a whooping 1100+ requests per second. Which results in more than 30.000 connected users. The server had a bit difficult, and for now it is the max. We are still working on (small) improvements.
It started a few years ago with about 50 req/s but now we are running at 150-200 req/s consistently. This is running on a basic computer with a consumer ADSL line. The mission is to increase the amount of users, with the same bandwidth and CPU usage. And we are still growing :D