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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: 4, Funny) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday June 24 2020, @08:48PM (9 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 24 2020, @08:48PM (#1012144) Homepage Journal

    I was hiding in the server room, sneaking a smoke. I noticed one of the boxes with a label, "/dev/null" was unplugged. I plugged it in. Want me to unplug it?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @09:09PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @09:09PM (#1012150)

    You should know better than to smoke around all these flammable elements like Sodium and Fluorine...and probably Oxygen too, although a quick search didn't turn up a ref to an SN server by that name.

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by DECbot on Wednesday June 24 2020, @09:22PM (1 child)

    by DECbot (832) on Wednesday June 24 2020, @09:22PM (#1012160) Journal

    Just don't flip the "more magic [catb.org]" switch.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @10:19PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @10:19PM (#1012179)

    Just pump the server bank power toggle really fast about 20 times. That primes the null bucket pathway to 0.0.0.0.

    • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Wednesday June 24 2020, @10:56PM

      by DECbot (832) on Wednesday June 24 2020, @10:56PM (#1012184) Journal

      Make sure to disconnect the UPS batteries first otherwise your priming efforts will be wasted. Did you want to prime everything in the rack or just the UPS?

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  • (Score: 2) by Roo_Boy on Thursday June 25 2020, @12:53PM

    by Roo_Boy (1762) on Thursday June 25 2020, @12:53PM (#1012372)

    Perhaps "/dev/wom" is full?

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by DannyB on Thursday June 25 2020, @03:26PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 25 2020, @03:26PM (#1012435) Journal

    What about the worthy idea of making all of SN's servers be solar powered or wind powered?

    Failing that, what if the servers could be powered by incoming posts?

    There should be an HTTP response code for Server Response May Be Slow Due To Being Solar Powered.

    That would signal browsers to have more patients.

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    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Phoenix666 on Friday June 26 2020, @01:53PM

      by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday June 26 2020, @01:53PM (#1012833) Journal

      We don't need to go that far. Hook up Runaway (blowhard) to Azuma (biogas), and route through aristarchus (ignition source--sparks crazily perpetually in all directions) and patch in Arik as a regulator and you'll have sweet, clean power forever. SoylentNews is People, after all.

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