I have geoserver hooked up to an external WFS for around 50 layers. Using openlayers, if I select them one at a time the all load quite happily.
However I have an option to select all of them at once, on which it locks up geoserver, in that I cannot even access the web-admin (load average on the server is zero though)
Whilst it is probably not entirely practical, I would like to find some way to mitigate this issue. Anyone have any advice on the matter?
(my current train of thought is implement some way to stagger loading all the layers and do them one at a time or in batches, but am unsure if I can query a layer to see if it has loaded)