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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Extensions and templates site down
Date Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:32:14 GMT
I sent an email to last night and got a response in 30 minutes.

OSUOSL admin says:

> Looks like varnish died on the machine and I just kicked it. The site(s)
> should be back online now.
> The sites have been in an unstable state for quite a while mostly
> because neither we (OSL) nor Sun/Oracle had time to fix the performance
> issues both of the sites entails. Couple that with the fact that the
> machines they power those sites are very underpower considering the load
> they take. It's gotten so bad that we've turned off notifications
> because they just go off all the time.
> What really needs to happen is to have the sites completely
> re-architected from the ground up with scaling in mind. At least one of
> the sites is a stock Drupal 5.0 with a very hacked core. I know some
> Sun/Oracle engineers had been working on fixing that into a Drupal 6
> module but I'm not sure where that left off.
> Anyways, If you would like some more help with how these sites can be
> fixed moving forward, please let me know. But we are strectched thin for
> resources.

It looks like these two sites are going to need attention whether they are physically moved
or the servers transferred to the ASF.

Rob says:

> Can we make it a priority to migrate these two site to Apache?  We
> need volunteers to do this.  Nothing happens by magic here. We need
> volunteers to define the technical requirements and work with Apache
> Infrastructure to make this happen.  Hopefully we'd make some platform
> and technology choices that would be more stable than the current
> site.  I'd recommend moving and then asking Oracle to redirect
> requests for those two subdomains to Apache.

We did get a zone file yesterday, but it was missing these two domains. I think that the track
is to transfer the domain and zone dns to the ASF first and then we will be able to do what
we want.


> -Rob
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 2:01 AM, Reizinger Zoltán <> wrote:
>> 2011.07.11. 15:41 keltezéssel, TJ Frazier írta:
>>> On 7/11/2011 07:28, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>>>> Reizinger Zoltán wrote:
>>>>> The two sites works sporadically, needs four five web page refresh to
>>>>> load:
>>>>> To help OOo present users, needs to stabilize sites work.
>>>>> Somebody knows what the cause of this problem.
>>>> Yes, I posted some more details in this message a few weeks ago:
>>>> and I don't have further updates available.
>>>> Note that those sites are not part of the Oracle infrastructure.
>>>> Regards,
>>>>   Andrea.
>>> Hi, all,
>>> Andrea Pescetti's helpful message is easier to find here:
>>> since it is titled, "Re: Bugzilla or JIRA? ..." etc.
>>> Oregon State University Open Source Lab hosts the extensions site, and
>>> some Apache-related things as well. Just for fun, I tried looking up
>>> OSUOSL's service ticket #18367, but their website was impenetrable to my
>>> relatively feeble search attempts.
>>> As a systems programmer (retired), I used to read a lot of tickets, and it
>>> was my job to solve them. I find this protracted trouble curious, to say the
>>> least. :-/
>> It seems to me it is an abandoned site, nobody care for it, it hurt all OOo
>> effort if we not find a solution to restart, the users ask every day on
>> forum which way they could find specific extensions, and we can not help
>> them. It is sad thing.
>> Zoltan

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