[Box-Admins] Re: [squeak-dev] squeaksource down?

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Tue Dec 23 14:32:40 UTC 2014

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 12:04:16PM -0600, Chris Muller wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 5:59 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 10:06:20PM +0100, Levente Uzonyi wrote:
> >> The problem was that an error occured, so Seaside was trying to send an
> >> email about it. But generating the stack trace for the email resulted in
> >> another error. This recursively triggered another attempt to create an
> >> email. The runaway process consumed 850MB of memory, and did not trigger
> >> the low space watcher, probably because it was a low priority (30) process
> >> (probably a Seaside request handler).
> >> Someone who's more familiar with Seaside should fix this issue. There may
> >> even be a patch for this in the official repository.
> >>
> >> To fix the problem, I downloaded the image, terminated the runaway
> >> process, saved it as a new version, and uploaded it. Then I stopped the
> >> service, modified it to use the new image, and restarted it.
> > ... snip ...
> > I am downloading the big squeaksource.3 image and I'll look and see if
> > I can spot anything more about the cause (but I am not a Seaside expert
> Hi Dave, I encountered this problem with the squeaksource code October
> of 2013, when I was doing the Magma-backed source.squeak.org:
>    http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/box-admins/2013-October/001544.html
> and fixed it in the versions at:
>   http://source.squeak.org/ss
> After that, you had saved squeaksource.com from oblivion, but did not
> (IIRC) incorporate the fixes and improvements I had made to the SS
> code in trunk.  I _really think_ you should consider merging those
> versions into the version that runs SqueakSource.com -- as there are
> other fixes and improvements besidse this one.

Thanks Chris.

Good idea. I can't look at it now, but I'll see if I can do as you suggest
next week.


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