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Re: Teleconference System Failure and Mitigation (post mortem)

From: Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 22:31:19 -0400
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To: "John, Anil" <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov>, "Manu Sporny" <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, "W3C Credentials CG" <public-credentials@w3.org>


On Sat, Sep 19, 2020, at 10:29 AM, John, Anil wrote:
> >When the presenter started broadcasting video, the default is to broadcast in the highest definition possible
> >which means the server started doing around 300Mbps in video streams to everyone and only had enough 
> >memory to cache around 5 seconds of video before running out of memory
> 
> As said presenter, I was happy to informally red team your defaults, 
> assumptions and expectations :-)
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Anil
> 
> Anil John
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> From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> 
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> Subject: Teleconference System Failure and Mitigation (post mortem)
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> On 9/18/20 7:56 PM, kimdhamilton@gmail.com wrote:
> > TL;DR: NEW AND IMPROVED JITSI, FEATURING MORE RAM.
> 
> For those of you that were on last weeks call, we experienced a hard 
> lock-up on the W3C CCG teleconferencing system. Here's what we believe
> happened:
> 
> 1. We had sized the server to optimize for costs, which meant
>    we only allocated 4GBs of RAM.
> 2. We tested this configuration with around 25 people connected
>    simultaneously, all broadcasting video. The server was
>    stable at ~60% memory usage. We thought we were good.
> 3. The call last week had 37 people at its peak. We were good
>    for the first 30 minutes or so.
> 4. When the presenter started broadcasting video, the default
>    is to broadcast in the highest definition possible, which
>    means the server started doing around 300Mbps in video
>    streams to everyone and only had enough memory to cache
>    around 5 seconds of video before running out of memory. We
>    went outside of that envelope, the server locked up hard,
>    and that was that. We switched over to Zoom and continued
>    the meeting with about 5 minutes of downtime.
> 
> We have done the following in an attempt to prevent this from happening
> again:
> 
> 1. Doubled the amount of RAM on the server to 8GB.
> 2. Added a 16GB swap volume in case we exceed the RAM
>    allocated to the machine.
> 
> We believe this should address the issue experienced during the last call.
> 
> Running in production is the ultimate test on your system design assumptions. :)
> 
> -- manu
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