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

Ed Mack Ed.Mack at Attachmate.com
Mon Aug 20 17:24:17 PDT 2007

All of our Perforce servers (most on the same box) are running at
version 2005.1.  We have not seen a performance issues like you
describe, nor have we had any corruption.  We have not had any upgrade
issues to speak of, and we are going to upgrade to 2007.2 in the next
week or two.  I am looking forward to the performance, integration, and
administration enhancements.


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[mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Desharnais
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 1:25 PM
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Subject: [p4] Strange problem and Pros and Cons of upgrading?


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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