[IMC-docs] docs.indymedia.org status?
alster at indymedia.org
Thu Jul 27 09:14:13 PDT 2006
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TIM: Please read this email, if you can, and be back to us, by email, if
you can. Thank you!
sorry for the late reply. Actually I was hoping it would not need to be
me who would reply but nobody else took on it, so be it.
> I'm just wondering what the current status of docs.indymedia.org is, as
> I haven't seen much in the way of updates since the read-only version
> moved onto the usual URL a few weeks ago.
I'm wondering, too.
The last report of Tim ([machine]) (who is currently the only one having
access to kompost as he does or did the stress testing) which I remember
was on July 6th/7th. But I'm not online 24/7 and he usually sends
reports on IRC, not by email, so I may well have missed an updated report.
I have attached a slightly shortened and summed up log of #twiki on July
6th/7th when Tim made a report on komposts' status.
Additionally, in #tech, right after this chat, he said:
> Regarding the former docs box ... 500 simultaneous connections causes
> all physical memory to become used, which causes kompost to swap like
> a bastard... so you have the dual affect of lack of memory and high
> load on cpu... this appears to be the root of the issue.
Back to your email, Zak:
> I presume there are still efforts going on to restore the wiki to its
> full editable glory, but it would be good to know what the main sticking
> points are -- time from the docs working group, time from someone who
> can physically visit the machine, available hardware, hosting
> arrangements, funds, something else?
kompost has been hosted with Public Internet, and - I would think -
could (and probably would) be hosted there again when / while it is
restored to working state.
Currently, kompost is not publically accessible. Instead, it is only
accessible by Tim, who kindly volunteered to run stress tests on it to
narrow down the source of the problems. See the attached file for
further information on this. I do not know what happened since then nor
what Tim is currently planning to do.
The system currently serving docs.indy,edia.org in read-only mode is set
up in a way which is not compatible to the way it was setup on kompost.
This is why it is read-only. This server is a solaris system run by Tim
(and IMC-Docs does not have access to it, as it is his personal system).
mtoups suggested to make kompost available for IMC Docs again (but not
running the wiki yet) so that attempts could be made to set memory
limits and see how this would help. I would agree with this unless Tim
thinks there is a need for further stress testing and it is generally
considered better to continue with that instead.
The main sticking point for the past months has been Tim's lack of time
(which he had previously announced ay cause delays), which probably also
resulted in very little communication. He was and is the only person
available for running the stress tests, though. The IMC Docs people are
busy bees, too, however, this does not matter while the system is under
exclusive access of Tim.
No funds and no additional hardware besides kompost are currently
available to IMC Docs.
> In particular, if there are things that any of the rest of us can do to
> help with the process, please let us know. I for one would be happy to
> get involved if there's a shortage of people to do the work that needs
IIRC you are not that far away from where the server is located. Sp
possibly, if the system needs further stress testing, you could take on it?
I think what we need most now is a definitive statement on the situation
and a suggestion on how to go on made by Tim. We will also need to be
able to get access to komposts' system configuration at some point so as
to be able to - if neccessary - reuse this configuration (or parts of
it) for a possible replacement system (even though we do not currently
have one available).
Fingerprint 1B8B 128F 8435 541C B3A5 1B7E CF5A 9D55 0505 9C17
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