On 25/07/07, Paul Makepeace <paulm(a)paulm.com> wrote:
stix's load is currently running around 3 and
that's mostly postgresql
and index.cgi. It seems to occasionally get like this and requires a
Pg & Apache restart.
OK, I'm sorry to have to do this but if I don't get a response to
planning how to fix this load issue I'm going to take London
Openguides offline this evening.
I'm sorry to hear that, Paul. Afraid the mechanics of why this is
happening is beyond me. Can anyone on the list suggest methods I can
use to investigate? However, my sysadmin skills are weak to
non-existent, so please speak slowly and with small words and plenty
of explanation (i.e. "use valgrind, man!!1!" won't be of much use to
It could be waves of spam, rogue crawlers gone mad or who knows what,
but unfortunately I do not have access to any Apache log files on
stix, so trying to find out anything that way is a non-starter.
If Paul is forced to take London.og offline, I will try and produce a
low-overhead script that only reads and displays pages in a bland way
so at least incoming links don't all break.