[Cdash] Refresh issue

Julien Jomier julien.jomier at kitware.com
Thu Aug 13 12:20:18 UTC 2009

Hi Mathieu,

What do you mean by "manually refresh the page to get things right"?

Sourceforge is probably using a content delivery network (CDN) as well 
as internal caching of the dynamic pages, in order to provide high 
availability. What you are seeing is is probably the result of this 
caching. There might be ways to tell Sourceforge to avoid heavy caching, 
but the CDN might be trickier to solve.


Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
> Hi there,
>   I am struggling to get cdash working on sf.net server. For some
> reason I am (and my coworkers) are experiencing some refersh problem.
> One need to manually refresh the page to get things right.
>   I am not an expert in this kind of things, so I wonder why firefox
> thinks the page was not updated, ref:
>   http://csmtk.sourceforge.net/cdash/index.php?project=CoSMo
>   For instance it is right now 10:46 as display on my computer, but
> cdash display 'Thursday, August 13 2009 08:42:09 UTC'...
>   The only trick to get cdash working on sf.net is to symlink writable
> directory to another path
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 malat csmtk    41 Aug  4 08:31 backup ->
> /home/groups/c/cs/csmtk/persistent/backup
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 malat csmtk    38 Aug  3 15:47 rss ->
> /home/groups/c/cs/csmtk/persistent/rss
>   I made sure to copy an empty cdash.log file in backup, as cdash only
> appends to this file but never actually creates it. But other than
> that the installation went pretty straighforward.
> Thanks for pointers...

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