Board Issues 2
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:34 PM
I've restarted Varnish, and I'm going to probably rewrite the watchdog later today to make sure Varnish is actually answering queries rather than checking if the process is running actively.
As Ran notes, there was a scripted attack the other day against the entire data center where this machine is hosted, which caused some issues; I suspect this may be sort of the aftermath, but I'm going to look into stuff today. In the meantime, everything's back up.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:57 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:39 AM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:53 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:10 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:19 PM
Which is an entirely different issue; when that one happens, it's specific to when there's a compressed page being returned and PHP tosses an uncompressed warning into the middle of the compressed stream, thus preventing the page from being uncompressed. Were we not going through Varnish, that sort of error would usually cause the browser to reload once, but Varnish instead goes 'What the hell I don't even OKAY YOU KNOW WHAT FORGET THIS, erroring out.' That one seems to go away after one reload, but I'm still trying to track down *why* PHP is periodically tossing an error.
(The other place this can happen is if PHP returns an erroneous content-length for a compressed page; most browsers are somewhat more willing to accept Random Incorrect Junk than Varnish is; that's the other aspect I'm currently looking into.)
Edited by Sparks, 29 November 2012 - 04:22 PM.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:29 AM
2:44am your time (10:44am GMT) this time. There was a message about database issues, so presumably someone knew about it. Just trying to help if I can.
Thanks for all the headaches you go through for us.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:15 AM
The downtime was when I took things down to repair and optimize the offending table, and then I ran the scheduled task again to see if things changed. This time, it was done very quickly, so I think it's all good now. There was a smaller spike of lag afterward which I think may have been because the reputation tables (the source of many headaches for awhile) may have gotten finicky after the earlier lag, so I fixed those too.
Edited by Ran, 30 November 2012 - 07:15 AM.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:18 AM
From what I gathered by other boarders notes:
November 14th, 18th, 19th, 27th, 28th and 29th (probably some of the days inbetween as well but these are the ones that were noted) at appr. 04.00 GMT+1.
Edited by Eyron I, 30 November 2012 - 07:21 AM.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:51 AM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:23 AM
Thankyou for everything yuo have done for us.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:10 PM
So, I joined again with a new user name and a gmail account (with the intent of posting in a help thread since I cannot seem to connect through email). I'd like to just go back to my old user name, etc if possible.
Any help appreciated. Sorry to be any trouble.
Edited by mirielredux, 04 December 2012 - 06:11 PM.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:22 AM
The problem here with this board is it will not send me emails (for whatever reason). And it is the email I need to allow me to reset my password to get back into my miriel account.
Perhaps it is unfixable? I am fine w/ just using this new account. Maybe a mod could bump my post count back up north of 750so I could have my custom title back. I'm a very slow poster and it is the little things in life you know
Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:52 AM
It would be better to get your old account back, so we'll see what Ran suggests in due course.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:50 AM
I have emailed you.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:58 PM
And thanks as always Sparks.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:21 PM
And thanks as always Sparks.
Me too. Either that or everyone is ignoring me - not that I'm paranoid or anything...
Sparks, you're virtually a goddess... Or a virtual goddess? Both?