View Full Version : NINE down again?
08-10-1999, 01:27 PM
My e-mail connections are being refused, and I can't access any of my sites.[nbsp][nbsp]More problems with nine?
NINE did reboot... TeRRa is down there now seeing what happened... once I know what's up I'll of course post it... This also seems to be affecting CGI scripts... should be fixed asap.
08-10-1999, 02:42 PM
Yup, noticed it was back up but the CGI wasn't working... keeps giving that "tell us what you did wrong!" (error 500) message.
08-10-1999, 03:06 PM
The downtime with NINE today was soley my fault...
This past weekend, I had been working on performance enhancements in the arena of CGI forking speed with the server...
When I rebuilt the new Apache Daemons, I inadvertantly turned on the debugging mode of suEXEC which can generate some very large log files...[nbsp][nbsp]This caused a 1 gig logfile to grow, and the kernel froze the file size when it hit this barrier...[nbsp][nbsp]With the pipe frozen, the kernel had no choice but to start buffering the output in hopes that the pipe would thaw out later and it could complete the writes to disk...[nbsp][nbsp]This in essence sealed the servers fate, as the pipes would never thaw due to the file size, and began a cascaded chain reaction that eventually spiraled the server down...
This also affected the execution of any CGI script, after the server was brought back online...
I have cleared the large file, and recompiled Apache to remove avoid this problem in the future...
My apologies for this unfortunate monkey wrench...
[This message has been edited by ccTech (edited 08-10-99)]
08-10-1999, 03:21 PM
Hey, such is life with trying to make things better... I do the same thing sometimes.[nbsp][nbsp]At least you found it and fixed it VERY quickly... I appreciate that very much.[nbsp][nbsp]And then you admitted what the problem was.[nbsp][nbsp]A few times a similar incident occured at the last place I was hosted on... after the server came back after a crash the CGI would never work, I'd have to tell them it didn't work and it would take them at least 24 hours (sometimes two days) to fix it, then they'd say they didn't know what was wrong.[nbsp][nbsp]You had it fixed in an hour... this is great! :)
Thanks for the quick response!
Ya know, any time I start deluding myself that I have a clue, I read one of Andrew's posts... :-0
My head spins, I try to balance myself, then decide - forget it.[nbsp][nbsp]There are just some things I will never learn. =)
And, I guess, that's OK as long as he's taking care of things.[nbsp][nbsp]Terra (and Deb), thanks for being so dependable. I have a hang-up with trust - don't do the passenger seat thing very well.[nbsp][nbsp]But, watching the way you drive, I feel pretty comfortable just sitting back and letting you get me where I need to be.[nbsp][nbsp]
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