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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: [www] Ext / Temp repository stability ( was Extensions and templates site down )
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2011 18:39:16 GMT
On Sun, 2011-08-14 at 11:18 -0700, Dave Fisher wrote:
> On Aug 14, 2011, at 11:06 AM, drew wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, 2011-08-14 at 13:37 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> >> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 1:06 PM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
<big snip>

> > 
> > Just hit the templates site and it's back, I would rather we ask the
> > current admin about what, if any, maintenance is needing done on the
> > site, and then we should offer, if it would help, to try and find some
> > volunteer help to get that done, asap. 
> 
> Here is what an OSUOSL admin said in July when this happened last:
> 
> > Looks like varnish died on the machine and I just kicked it. The site(s)
> > should be back online now.
> > 
> > The sites have been in an unstable state for quite a while mostly
> > because neither we (OSL) nor Sun/Oracle had time to fix the performance
> > issues both of the sites entails. Couple that with the fact that the
> > machines they power those sites are very underpower considering the load
> > they take. It's gotten so bad that we've turned off notifications
> > because they just go off all the time.
> > 
> > What really needs to happen is to have the sites completely
> > re-architected from the ground up with scaling in mind. At least one of
> > the sites is a stock Drupal 5.0 with a very hacked core. I know some
> > Sun/Oracle engineers had been working on fixing that into a Drupal 6
> > module but I'm not sure where that left off.
> > 
> > Anyways, If you would like some more help with how these sites can be
> > fixed moving forward, please let me know. But we are strectched thin for
> > resources.
> > 
> > Thanks-
> 
> The offer is there. I'll give anyone the admin's email and off the list if you want to
contact him.
> 
Howdy Dave

Well I'll not be much technical help with Drupal, however I can start by
posting an email to the Apache infra ML and see if maybe there is
someone skilled in the art willing to work with our current admin and
the osu admin. I'll do that in a little bit here, if no one minds.

//drew


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