[Box-Admins] squeaksource.com

Levente Uzonyi leves at caesar.elte.hu
Sat Mar 25 00:43:02 UTC 2017

Thanks Dave!


On Fri, 24 Mar 2017, David T. Lewis wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 07:24:08PM +0100, 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
> Sorry I was away, I just restarted it.
> What I did:
> - download the image, run it locally
> - close the debuggers
> - open process browser, find a process stuck in trying to send mail, terminate it
> - check memory size, verify that the web page opens on my localhost
> - copy it back to dan.box.squeak.org
> - kill the running image and let it restart with fixed image
> VNC and mail from the squeaksource image do not work any more. The VNC used to
> work on dan.box.squeak.org but not now, possibly something changed in network
> configuration that the ancient image does not handle right. The stuck process
> that caused the failure seems to fail on an error that tries to send mail to
> inform someone of the problem, which fails because smtp does not work because
> of network address resolution, which fails and throws an error that tries to
> send more mail, etc.
> As Chris said, the image is overdue for an update.
> The service was off line but no data was loss, and as in previous incidents
> the data is safe on disk.
> Dave

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