June 21, 2007
We're having a little difficulty with one of our servers. I've dropped that server from rotation while I fix it, but some users might still get assigned to that server by their ISP's DNS cache. That will resolve itself within four hours; I'm expecting to get the problem itself fixed sooner than that.
Update: Fixed now. The server involved lost its NFS mount for some reason; it's been rebooted and put back into operation.
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Hey Pixy, you seem to be having server issues again, I'm getting 500'd, its been spotty.
Posted by: DoublePlusUndead at June 24, 2007 10:27 PM (HgpT8)
Yes, I just got one myself. I'm looking into it.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 25, 2007 12:03 AM (PiXy!)
I think I've found the problem. We've been having network hiccups. The software is supposed to handle this, but it isn't quite.
I should have a patch for this shortly.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 25, 2007 11:52 AM (PiXy!)
The patch for the intermittent database problems has been installed. I ran it on the test system overnight, and it happily survives a complete reboot of the database server, so I think the problem is solved.
Of course, if the database server actually crashes, nothing will work, but momentary glitches should now be handled with rather more grace.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 26, 2007 07:53 AM (PiXy!)
There was another situation that the first patch didn't address, so I've applied a second patch. All database queries now check the database connection and re-connect as required. So this time we really
shouldn't see any more of these errors.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 26, 2007 12:38 PM (PiXy!)
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