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Problems with png images very slow to load

Problems with png images very slow to load

by Jack Dockery -
Number of replies: 2
Just today, any problem that loads a png is very slow to load over 45 seconds. This is independent of the course. The server doesn't seem to be over worked at all. Is there something with mysql that should be cleaned out every few years?
We do see many soft links in wwtmp/coursename/images ... on the order of 10,000 per course going back a few years. 
In reply to Jack Dockery

Re: Problems with png images very slow to load

by Jack Dockery -
The only images that load slowly are static ones. If a png is generated in a problem, the problem loads in a reasonable amount of time. The problems 
with a static image are the ones that are slow to generate. They put a soft link in
wwtmp/course/images/ to the png file. Once the link is there load the image is
fine for you can copy the link into the web browser and it loads just fine. I think the slow down is generating the link, is this possible 

Any help would be great