My Discourse site (only a few dozen users and very little activity so far) exhibits intermittent slow page/component load times that can be anywhere from 3-20 seconds. This occurs approximately once every ten page loads (as I repeatedly press keys G, J to cycle through posts, for example). During these events, the spinner spins and the user has to simply wait.
I have been watching the browser dev console and the server log as I navigate around trying to identify the cause of these slow load times, and I have identified at least two of the culprits:
123 is the topic ID).
Changing the “flush timings secs” site setting does not seem to change the behavior.
Does anyone have advice how to troubleshoot this problem? A few seconds here and there would be tolerable, but I fear that these frequent 5-20 second load times will stifle use of the platform.
Our instance is deployed on Kubernetes using the Bitnami Helm chart, Docker image
docker.io/bitnami/discourse:2.7.8-debian-10-r0. I know this is not an officially supported deployment method but it is at least a well-known, reproducible deployment.