Jump to content

Ayesha Askham

Resident
  • Content Count

    1,263
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Ayesha Askham

  1. Ayesha Askham

    Child-agent issues

    Over a year ago the owner of the Farthest Shore sim (among many others at the Adult Hub) which is home to Wild PonyGirls, began an LLJIRA , BUG-202882, which refers to the chronic lag-spikes created when avatars arrive on neighbouring sims to Farthest Shore. That action causes the creation of “Child Agents” on Farthest Shore and results in long spikes of virtually zero script run and physics FPS, they can be 3-5 seconds long. This, obviously badly disrupts almost ANY experience of SL, but it destroys ponysport. There are over 40 watchers on that JIRA but so far there has been zero response from LL apart from basic triage and “accepting” it, which makes further comments impossible. In frustration, Serjourn opened a second JIRA this month, BUG-226298, which, thanks to a campaign by Swenyia Chuwen, has now 100 watchers. There is, as yet, no response from LL. A related issue is bedevilling another Pony Stable, Darkwing, on the stand alone Devon Dream sim. Now there is no obvious way that child agent creation can be causing the choppy, spiky running of Devon, which at one time was remarkable for the smoothness of its running. I have put my mind to the issue, and have come up with a possible cause…that there is “cross-talk” of that simulator with others on the same server and this might even extend to other servers on the same power-supply bus. I do not know enough about server interconnection or SL code to know how far-fetched this idea is but I urge anyone who reads this post to visit those JIRAs and read the comments therein and put your views in addition to those already expressed and PLEASE add your names to the watching list! We need to get this issue resolved as soon as possible and at the very least get some response from LL on this issue. I wonder whether these JIRAs will remain unassigned and whether the new one will soon also be “accepted” to stop folk adding to it and showing LL just how much disruption this issue is causing! I would not ordinarily bring a topic such as this to such a forum, but this matter has been going on far too long without any significant action from The Lab. I now feel that this matter, which is undoubtedly a Server issue needs a bit more public airing to promote a response from LL. So I apologise in advance if some take issue with my posting this here but enough is enough. I should also be clear that those two are not the ONLY JIRAs on that subject, there are several, all raised by concerned SL users who are seeing their SL experience significantly degraded by this or closely-related problems.
  2. Ayesha Askham

    Child-agent issues

    Oh dear, I do dislike folk who offer such advice without ever having actually read the OP. We have been waiting patiently for over one YEAR now. Enough already!
  3. Ayesha Askham

    Child-agent issues

    @Shudo Firstly, a "simple reboot or two" is not doing anything to fix this problem, nor, as you would see from the JIRA does changing server. Serjourn could give you chapter and verse on that! Secondly, I would not expect Willow to have any influence to change any aspect of the LL triage process (I am puzzled as to why you'd think that). This BUG goes much deeper than simple server crosstalk, though I still believe that something of that nature is affecting Devon. @Willow While I appreciate the prejudicial inference of "entitlement" in other cultures, I do think that when someone has put as much time and money into SL as Serjourn they should be afforded a little more consideration. I also know how much time you and Whirly put into chasing up several of the more irritating BUGs in SL , the TP detachment one being a prime example.
  4. Ayesha Askham

    Child-agent issues

    Willow: To the best of my knowledge several of the OPs of the BUG reports have been at user group meetings in the recent past and have, thus far, received no response on this matter, THAT is why so many of us are frustrated! Simon has stonewalled on this issue for over 6 months now. Now I'm just A N Other SL user but Serjourn is a major player and deserves better treatment than the current brush-off.
  5. Ayesha Askham

    firestorm new release 64bit

    Candy, to give you sensible advice we need you to post details of your system...OS (64 bit windows 7/10?) also the amount of RAM (you need at least 8GB these days and preferably more. With that information we can more easily advise you, though the inworld Firestorm Support English group (assuming your native language IS English) should be your first priority.
  6. Ayesha Askham

    Deploy Plans for the week of 2018-09-17

    It is now 21.20 BST...13.20hr PDT and according to the Grid Status Page the rolling restart is STILL happening. Is this merely an oversight or is this roll taking far longer than usual?
  7. Ayesha Askham

    Deploy Plans for the week of 2018-09-10

    Having said what I did about your previous post, we still do not know what 519222 actually is!
  8. Ayesha Askham

    Deploy Plans for the week of 2018-09-03

    Thankyou Caleb. A clarification.
  9. Ayesha Askham

    Deploy Plans for the week of 2018-09-03

    Sunday Still no comment from either Caleb in this thread, or the Lab on the GSP as to why the published server version was NOT rolled to the RCs this past week, nor any indication of what the content of the actual server version rolled WAS. If this was to circumvent a very late-discovered security exploit I'm not daft enough to ask WHAT, but just some indication of WHY would be nice. Does ANYONE actually know what the reason is?
  10. Ayesha Askham

    Deploy Plans for the week of 2018-09-03

    I can confirm that the LeTigre RC sim Wirtz is also running 519222, so what happened to 519319?
  11. Ayesha Askham

    Same old same old

    Well I guess I should've expected it. No announcements either in here or on the Status page but Main Server Rolls are happening as usual, oh...except we were not warned, and some sims have been botched. Now I know it was Labor Day in the USA yesterday so that there was nothing on the GSP is no great surprise, but WHEN is LL going to realise that SL is NOT exclusively US, it is WORLD WIDE! It is no defence to say that "we are entitled to our National Holidays". All that was needed was a brief post to say the the Roll WAS going ahead. That it has been done fairly kack-handedly by all accounts is no great surprise. My sim is suffering massive TD spikes with only 2 avs on it and NO TPs, so the spikes are probably due to issues with other regions on the same sever as mine. which from its number is a very old one. Not clever, LL.
  12. Ayesha Askham

    Same old same old

    OK BTW , Solar, I never said anything about LL not working to PST/PDT. So your comments make no sense to me, either.
  13. Ayesha Askham

    Same old same old

    OK firstly the issue ceased after c. 1.5 hr so it did not require a restart. Perhaps it does happen to you that other regions restarting cause TD spikes. It has not been my experience but maybe that's irrelevant. Secondly, it being a US company employing US staff is not disputed. However its customer and user-base is worldwide and THAT is relevant, though a US company might not see beyond its own shores. That is what I meant by "insular". Thirdly I notice that the Grid Status Page has posts supposedly made on the 3rd and at 3am PST on the 4th. I was monitoring the webpage...they were NOT there earlier today. And no it is not a browser-cache issue, I know to check that. Fourthly, the issue is over and considered irrelevant by the majority. I guess that I just have to live with not being on US territory and thus being an irrelevance to some in the USA.
  14. Ayesha Askham

    Same old same old

    OK so my point is proven. It was a US holiday and the rest of the World can go hang. Of course. And some people wonder why the rest of us call the US insular?? Yes, some call it worse but that's their business. The TD spikes WERE due to botched restarts of other servers on the same machine, it seems.
  15. Ayesha Askham

    No Rolls this week?

    'tis Tuesday No posts on GSP or here? Nothing changing this week then?
  16. Ayesha Askham

    No Rolls this week?

    erm...that was my point Scott, that week Caleb DIDN'T. This week he has. I do know my way round this community by now, I should after nigh on ten years...and yet and yet... my region was restarted despite only having been rolled the previous week! Not complaining just mildly surprised. You have the advantage of me there Phil. I have NO idea what your point was.
  17. Ayesha Askham

    No Rolls this week?

    erm did I say which one I was referring to? anyway(s) the two big bits North of Mexico both speak the King's English so we are still in (dis)agreement! Gosh I posted this over an hour ago and the server crashed!!
  18. Ayesha Askham

    No Rolls this week?

    Yes well, you see I speak the Queen's English and you speak the King's English (George 3) so we are two nations divided by a common language (someone once said). (Do you think they need pose-balls?) Yes, I do bang on about the Lindens' lack of predictable communication. 'tis my cross to bear.
  19. Ayesha Askham

    No Rolls this week?

    Oh Willow Why DO folk misunderstand my posts so much? I am not a spoilsport, of course Linden staff deserve a bit of fun! However since they undertook to communicate more effectively with their user-base I have seen no significant change to the accuracy and frequency of their posts in this thread. I do not think that it is done to "spoil my day", I am not that self-centred and indeed it doesn't, but I DO think that a post saying that there is no new code to roll but there WILL be restarts where they have deemed it necessary would be reassuring. My PS was not intended as a cynical coda to the post, and as regards the Mainland regions, restarts do get made but there are squabbles between parcel owners on the region as to when and how these are done, with the inevitable result that little, if anything, ever gets done.
  20. Ayesha Askham

    No Rolls this week?

    I see... So the Lindens are all off on a jolly? ALL OF THEM??? Bite me if I am mistaken but if there is to be no new code deployed and just restarts as they see fit, don't they at least tell us? I'm not suggesting that they shouldn't HAVE jollies, but at least they could let us know that there was no one at home. PS Oh and my Homestead also got a restart so that was OK. I do know of a few adult Mainland sims that really need weekly restarts.
  21. Ayesha Askham

    Modern Sim Lag Times

    Willow, Qie Thanks for the clarification, Willow, I clearly do not understand Lindenese! The fact that no further information can be submitted is my chief gripe, after the simple fact that absolutely NOTHING has been done about this issue. I am surprised, Qie, that you do not see this issue since I experience it daily in the sims that I visit, not all of which are over-stuffed either with scripted items or vendors. All one needs to see is that way the simulator nearly stalls in some locations when a teleport in occurs. Teleports out do not have much effect, unsurprisingly, until sims are so overladen that they are on the point of collapse!
  22. Ayesha Askham

    Modern Sim Lag Times

    Sadly this JIRA has been running for over 3 years, pretty much since the introduction of fitted mesh, I think and despite the JIRA being "resolved and closed to further comment" according to LL, the issue is very much ongoing. I can only assume that LL cannot fix this since there has been so much clear data submitted after Caleb's request. We (I) see its effect at almost every heavily loaded ( and on some I would call lightly laden) region whenever an avatar wearing mesh arrives (and that , today, means essentially EVERY avatar. The server load generated by the need to resolve a mesh item is clearly taxing the simulator and the operation interferes with all other functions on the region. WHY there has been such a deafening silence from LL has me wondering just HOW much they understand their own processes.
  23. Ayesha Askham

    Voice broken with latest Win10 update

    Geona I am no geek but I believe the Windoze update will have messed up your audio settings, specifically the settings for your microphone. You need to check them and return them to how you had them set before. Win 10 makes a habit of breaking carefully set up system configurations with their major updates. Remember THEY (think they) know best!! They do rather force the point!
  24. Ayesha Askham

    plane disappears and avatar gets dumped on ocean floor

    Nikita While I am most sympathetic to your issue this is NOT the place to go to get Linden Lab to assist you. You must speak directly to support, either by Live Chat, if your account is Premium, or by raining a ticket otherwise. Lindens are unlikely to respond to issues raised here and I suspect that few ever even look in here. Your issue with regard to sim crossings is one which occupies the minds of many in SL, whether they are sailors or aviators ( though I suspect the slower speeds of sailors at sim crossings seem to cause fewer of these "hand-off" issues.
  25. Ayesha Askham

    So, this is new

    I must admit that I think that is wrong, the attachment state should surely be saved on logout? What looks to have happened here is a glitching of the communication between the asset server and the simulator server cluster...or at least that is what I would assume. Whatever this occurrence is it is hopefully NOT "normal behaviour". While I heartily agree that scripting inside attachments while worn is not to be recommended, the disappearance of the attachment itself is anomalous. I suppose this could occur if the logout included a "silent crash" while this might result in the local disappearance of the item from the local inventory, an inventory-cache clearance should reveal it to be still stored on the asset-server.
×