[Box-Admins] David!: SqueakSource.com problem

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sat Dec 21 17:37:26 UTC 2013

On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 10:30:14AM -0600, Ken Causey wrote:
> I don't always think of it but occasionally I visit www.squeaksource.com 
> just to make sure that the front page at least looks right and that it 
> is responding.  Today I'm not getting the complete HTML source much less 
> images or styling.
> Under such circumstances can one of us just kill the existing process 
> and let daemontools restart it at least as a first attempt to fix the 
> problem?  I'll leave this to David this time.  But guidance and comments 
> on how others can help maintain this service, at least at a first 
> approximation, would be appreciated.

Thanks Ken!

Here is what I see prior to taking any action:

The squeaksource.com repository is working normally from the point of
view of Monticello clients, but the web interface is not working. Connecting
to the image with VNC and looking at a process browser, I see one extra
Seaside process. Normally there is one processes at priority 30 when no
activity is going on, but I see two of them, one of which shows no context
in the right pane, so I'm sure this is related to the problem.

I am going to resist the temptation to fix it in the image, and instead
will just do the daemontools command "svc -t ssdotcom" and see what happens.
That's pretty much the only available action to be taken if squeaksource.com
gets stuck and I am not around to look at it, so I'm curious to see if it

Results of the experiment to follow ...


> Apologies if I have overlooked something already stated.  The team could 
> use a better documentation strategy.  Suggestions welcome, at least for 
> discussion purposes.  As usual the trick is finding something that a 
> quorum of the ever changing group will actually use.
> Ken

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