[p4] Strange problem and Pros and Cons of upgrading?

Jeff Desharnais jdesharnais at maddocsoftware.com
Mon Aug 20 13:25:14 PDT 2007


We are currently running server version 2005.1 (with the patch) on a
Windows Server 2003 system.

We are weighing the option of upgrading to a newer version of Perforce.

Anyone have any experience or info on what the pros and cons (if any) of
doing this upgrade?

One of the issues we are having is that our server (can't figure out
whether its Perforce acting up or the server) randomly gets a massive
slowdown. Sometimes once a day, sometimes twice... sometimes only once a
week or less... for a 15 minute period or so we have a massive slowdown
on the machine and this usually leads to a Perforce crash (and typically
db corruption as well.) The strangest thing about these slowdowns is
that the entire machine seems to lag up, and the performance monitors
show no increased activity that should be warranting the slowdown.

I'm not sure if upgrading could help resolve this problem since I don't
even know if Perforce is the culprit... but if anyone has any
information either the problem we are having as well as the general
pros/cons of upgrading the version of Perforce I would be grateful.


Jeff Desharnais
IT Specialist
Mad Doc Software
100 Burtt Rd., Suite 220
Andover, MA  01810
(978) 409-6272 Ext. 132

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