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posted by martyb on Thursday June 25 2020, @11:45AM   Printer-friendly
from the what-goes-up dept.

This is to inform you we *are* aware of a problem with the site.

Symptom: The "Most Recent Journal Entries" box that normally appears on the right-hand-side of the main page is currently not currently displaying.

We have tried a few things, but have had no luck so far. We will update this story when we know more.

Problem first became apparent at about 17:45 UTC today.

Workaround: Use Search to look at the most recent journal entries. Specifically:

We will update this story when we know more. I have done all I (martyb) know how; hopefully TheMightyBuzzard will show up before too long and get things straightened out.

[Update-TMB]: The local mysqld instances on both web frontends both decided to be On The Crack for some reason or other. The database itself running over on the db servers was just fine and a restart of mysqld (and bouncing of Apache/Varnish which has to be done whenever mysqld is restarted) on the web frontends put things back to normal.

The cause of mysqld's drug use is unknown and shall remain so unless it happens more than once.


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  • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Wednesday June 24 2020, @08:23PM (5 children)

    by acid andy (1683) on Wednesday June 24 2020, @08:23PM (#1012134) Homepage Journal

    My latest journal entry has quite a long title, and I edited the title today (from "Part 2", to ", Supplemental") which made it even longer. Not sure how close that was to 17:45 UTC. I would have thought it was earlier. It probably has nothing to do with it but I just wondered if the titles overflowed a maximum string length or something.

    Anyway, good luck and thanks for all the great work on the site, guys!

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  • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Wednesday June 24 2020, @08:33PM (4 children)

    by acid andy (1683) on Wednesday June 24 2020, @08:33PM (#1012137) Homepage Journal

    Just tried shortening the title, and removing the punctuation, to "Humanity Failed Supplemental" and the journal box didn't come back, so I guess it was either nothing to do with that, or whatever broke stayed broken. :)

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    • (Score: 3, Informative) by DECbot on Wednesday June 24 2020, @08:39PM (3 children)

      by DECbot (832) on Wednesday June 24 2020, @08:39PM (#1012140) Journal

      Probably not you. I recall seeing your journal post as well as Takyon's journal post, Fake Noose II: Electric Boogaloo, in the slashbox.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @04:26AM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @04:26AM (#1012305)

        But takyon's journal sucked racist southern donkey balls. Just saying.

        • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Thursday June 25 2020, @04:41AM

          by DECbot (832) on Thursday June 25 2020, @04:41AM (#1012308) Journal

          Not sure, I didn't read it. The title was curious to me as the members of the Hermitcraft Minecraft server [hermitcraft.com] played a version of tag this season they called "Tag 2: Electric Boogaloo." [fandom.com] The similarity was striking if only coincidental.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @12:18PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @12:18PM (#1012360)

          It is a known fact that mysqld has a liberal bias.
          Kill takyon's journal entry and very likely the things will go back to normal - until Runaway post in his journal, that is. (grin)