[maemo-community] Maemo.org server crashes: solved

From: Henri Bergius henri.bergius at nemein.com
Date: Thu Aug 14 16:18:51 EEST 2008
Hi, all

There were numerous bug reports and complaints about problems with
maemo.org in last couple of days:

* MediaWiki returning empty pages
* Karma not getting recounts
* Social news not updating
* Garage users not getting imported
* etc

Today we finally got it tracked down with Ferenc to the fact that ISP
had moved the servers couple of days ago, and the reboot had
mistakingly started a watchdog script that had gone crazy and kept
killing Apache every minute.

This meant all heavier loads (like cron runs), and a lot of badly
timed page loads would be aborted, causing many issues.

We removed the script and now maemo.org seems to be back in its old
slow-but-stable situation. More improvements to come when we get the
new server infrastructure up.

Hopefully next time we get a notice about server moves...


Henri Bergius
Nemein - Web Craftsmanship

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