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From Rob Weir <apa...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: [www] Any Drupal guru's lurking? ( was : Ext / Temp repository stability ( was Extensions and templates site down ))
Date Tue, 16 Aug 2011 19:42:03 GMT
On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 3:17 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> On Aug 16, 2011, at 11:45 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 1:58 PM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2011-08-14 at 14:49 -0400, drew wrote:
>>>> 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..;-)
>>>
>>> Alright - well just tried to hit the extension site (from the OO.o front
>>> page) 6 times, 5 'connection reset', 1 time success - then clicked on
>>> templates and 'connection reset'
>>>
>>> No hands up here yet that I've seen.
>>>
>>> People do want to have this site up, yes?
>>>
>>> So - I said I'd not be much help, that isn't the same as no help.
>>>
>>> I assume all the drupal setup is under version control, or is it just
>>> the custom changes (with any schema changes) - either way I can setup a
>>> VM here and see about tackling an update from 5 to 6 (not 7???)
>>>
>>
>> What are you trying to accomplish?
>>
>> I thought the fact that the extensions site was hosting software
>> downloads that were not all under the Apache 2.0 license, and in some
>> cases were not even OSS, made it impossible for us to be hosting the
>> site on Apache servers.
>
> I think that Drew should investigate what is up at OSUOSL.
>
> There had been Oracle people working on it. The sysadmin there knows something of what
went on.
>
> They get so many warnings due to the load that they have turned off their Nagios checks.
>
> Perhaps - there is a need for more machine at OSUOSL and that is all...
>
> Maybe that would be a good use for some of the non-Apache fundraising. Could this be
the spot for co-operation with other projects?
>

+1

What do our LibreOffice lurkers think?

> Regards,
> Dave
>
>
>>
>>
>>> _while_
>>>
>>> Sending an email to the apache infra ml looking for additional help.
>>>
>>> OK
>>>
>>> //drew
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> //drew
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
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