[Buildbot-devel] Waterfall Reload Issue in Firefox

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 23:00:36 UTC 2007

On 3/28/07, Oz <oz at santacruzgames.com> wrote:
> >> Here's a minor issue with the Waterfall that is quite annoying. If you
> >> fetch one project's waterfall (say for buildbot master instance A) and
> >> then fetch another project's waterfall (say for buildbot master instance
> >> B), then A's waterfall will continue to render (with B's URL in the
> >> address bar) until you reload B a second time.
> >>
> >> Seems to show up in Firefox but not in IE.
> >>
> >> Anyone web-savy folk know what could be the problem?
> >
> > This could be way off base (I don't know much about how Twisted
> > works), but do you still see the problem if you turn off both
> > network.http.pipelining and network.http.keepalive on Firefox's
> > about:config page?
> network.http.pipelining was already off, and then toggling
> network.http.keep-alive to false seems to help! According to some
> Firefox docs (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Network.http.keep-alive) turning
> that option off will hurt performance. I wonder if there's something
> that can be done on the Twisted side to help.

Might be... what versions of the twisted core and twisted web are you
using? (again, probably beyond my realm of expertise, but maybe
someone else can make sense of it.

If your buildbot is local, the performance hit is probably negligible.

- Charles Lepple

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