[Box-Admins] squeaksource.com

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 18:57:25 UTC 2017

A few months ago, we lost weeks of user updates due to image
persistence saving itself as an unlaunchable image (> 1GB
interpreter).  All the latest code for SqueakSource is ready and
available at http://source.squeak.org/ss.  This is the codebase that
has been supporting source.squeak.org for several months now.  It's

Squeaksource is important.  Is there any reason not to update the
image and code ASAP?

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 1:44 PM, Levente Uzonyi <leves at caesar.elte.hu> wrote:
> Okay, I downloaded the image and started up on my machine.
> It greeted me with 2 errors. Both were related to not being able to start up
> the web server.
> Does this image save itself periodially? If so, it was saved when it had
> these debuggers open, basically killing itself.
> Levente
> On Fri, 24 Mar 2017, Levente Uzonyi wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> as you may know, squeaksource.com is down. I had a look and found that
>> - the image had fallen into a GC cycle consuming 100% cpu and about 500 MB
>> o memory
>> - restarting the image didn't help with that
>> - I added the -mmap 1024m parameter to its arguments, and it stopped the
>> CPU grinding, and the memory usage has fallen below 500 MB since then. This
>> also means that the VM's default memory limit is actually 500MB contrary to
>> the 1GB stated by the VM.
>> - but, the image is still not able to start up properly. it's probably
>> stuck on something simple, but due to the lack of VNC, I just couldn't check
>> what was wrong
>> Levente

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