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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [www] Ext / Temp repository stability ( was Extensions and templates site down )
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2011 18:42:05 GMT

On Aug 14, 2011, at 11:39 AM, drew wrote:

> On Sun, 2011-08-14 at 11:18 -0700, Dave Fisher wrote:
>> On Aug 14, 2011, at 11:06 AM, drew wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2011-08-14 at 13:37 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 1:06 PM, drew <> wrote:
> <big snip>
>>> Just hit the templates site and it's back, I would rather we ask the
>>> current admin about what, if any, maintenance is needing done on the
>>> site, and then we should offer, if it would help, to try and find some
>>> volunteer help to get that done, asap. 
>> Here is what an OSUOSL admin said in July when this happened last:
>>> 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.
>>> Thanks-
>> The offer is there. I'll give anyone the admin's email and off the list if you want
to contact him.
> Howdy Dave
> Well I'll not be much technical help with Drupal, however I can start by
> posting an email to the Apache infra ML and see if maybe there is
> someone skilled in the art willing to work with our current admin and
> the osu admin. I'll do that in a little bit here, if no one minds.

Ideally someone here on the ML would be a Drupal guru.


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