Apache downtime (was: Re: [Box-Admins] Alert: box2 runs out of disk)

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Mon Jul 7 18:24:46 UTC 2014

On 07.07.2014, at 20:17, Levente Uzonyi <leves at elte.hu> wrote:

> The usual thing happened again: apache ran out of worker processes. The php running mantis can consume all 200 workers somehow. I logged in today and restarted php which resolved the problem.
> Since there was no mail about the downtime - even though it was about eight and a half hours long - I didn't bother writing a mail about this "well known" error.
> To prevent such downtimes again, I've set up a cron job which restarts the phpmantis service every hour.
> On Mon, 7 Jul 2014, Tobias Pape wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> while investigating https://github.com/dalehenrich/metacello-work/issues/255#issuecomment-48203135
> The build was started during the downtime, so that's why it failed.
> This is another reason why we should migrate the source.squeak.org image next. :)

Note that the other half of the symptoms was not being able to
download the image from http://ftp.squeak.org, so migrating the 
file serving should also be high-priority.

>> I explored Box 2 and found that only
>> 	4 GB
> AFAIK this box has always had such low empty disk space, because there are local backups of the local services (IIRC 5 snapshots each about 20 GB).


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