[Box-Admins] squeaksource.com

Levente Uzonyi leves at caesar.elte.hu
Fri Mar 24 19:04:56 UTC 2017

On Fri, 24 Mar 2017, Chris Muller wrote:

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

Just one: someone has to do it. Someone who knows how to do it.


> 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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