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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Extensions and templates site down
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2011 16:42:26 GMT
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-

It is certainly a load issue. It might be a place to donate hardware and Drupal "foo"


On Aug 14, 2011, at 9:27 AM, Nóirín Plunkett wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 4:14 PM, drew <> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2011-08-14 at 09:07 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>>> Or is this something that could be moved to ?
>> Hola Rob,
>> We would get slammed with license issues, wouldn't we?
>> - at least that is what I think. If we are on non-apache servers, then
>> dishing up the broader license mix is acceptable is the take I get from
>> what I've read so far, but on ASF hardware...nope. (*smile* - then again
>> could be 100% mistaken there.)
> You've got the gist of it :-)
> But apache-extras is actually Google hardware, and exists explicitly
> to support extensions and add-on pieces that, for whatever reason,
> don't belong on Apache hardware. One of the potential reasons being,
> of course, the license :-)
> Noirin

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