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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject [www] Any Drupal guru's lurking? ( was : Ext / Temp repository stability ( was Extensions and templates site down ))
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2011 18:49:03 GMT
On Sun, 2011-08-14 at 11:42 -0700, Dave Fisher wrote:
> On Aug 14, 2011, at 11:39 AM, drew wrote:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> Ideally someone here on the ML would be a Drupal guru.

I'll send this one then - and if needed the other after a day or so..;-)

//drew


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