@bobafetthotmail I noticed that the package update script and the re-indexing is running with nice 19.
Since we delete the complete searchindex before the re-indexing, the wiki search and all pagequerys do not show any data during this time, which is baaaad (I stumbled over an effect of this this morning: The "complete lists" section of https://openwrt.org/toh/views/start was completely empty, making me quite nervous... It worked hours ago, why not now?. I was relieved when I realized that the re-indexing was causing this.)
In order to keep the searchindex "downtime" as low as possible, I suggest to let the indexer run with at least nice 0. I think the server is beefy enough to handle this without major impact on webserver performance.
In addition to this, 00:00 server time is right where traffics is ramping up again.
20:00 to 22:00 would be a better time to start the update.
From todays stats:
Could you please implement these two changes for the next update run?
They will certainly not lead to 50% less update time, but if we can get 5% faster, why not?