Normally the Registry just hums along quietly and doesn’t demand too much attention. But the last system update we performed seems to have altered our memory usage pretty dramatically and we’re quite suddenly having out-of-memory issues and some heavy swapping. We’ve expanded the server capacity twice already as a stopgap while we investigate, but before we move to an even larger server we’re testing some alternative configurations.
In the meantime there may continue to be periodic slowdowns, but you should see some improvement in a few days.
The last thing we want is for you to think we’re not seeing, or ignoring, the problem.