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Old 16th January 2018, 08:10 AM
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Default 16 Jan 2018 - THUMP THUMP - Is This Thing On?

It's been a busy night for the server, apparently.

This is a test post, to see if we're back to what passes for normal around here. (Striking similarities to normal?)
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Old 16th January 2018, 09:17 AM
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The server has been rebooting itself regularly since 23:41pm Monday night (around 40 times). It seems to operate OK for a while after a reboot, but later loses the ability to accept network connections.

Bear with me while I try to figure out what the problem is. There may well be more reboots/hangs before I manage to do that.

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Old 16th January 2018, 11:24 AM
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I can't find the cause, but suspect it's a hardware problem, and have raised a Trouble Ticket with our hosting service.
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Old 16th January 2018, 03:24 PM
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It's not a hardware problem; it's an "out of memory" problem.

I had previously configured the server to reboot whenever this occurred. I've reverted to the default behaviour of terminating processes to recover memory. It's the database server, and web server, that are using up memory, and they're now being "killed" when the "out of memory" condition occurs, rather than the server being rebooted.

However, that means that people will still experience slow connections, timeouts, and possibly messages about database errors, until I figure out why this has been only happening since just before midnight last night.

Sorry 'bout the poor availability of the forums; I'm doing the best I can.

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All good, people appreciate things more when they are difficult to get.
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I have no idea what was actually causing the out of memory problem, but thankfully it seems to have "gone away"!

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Old 17th January 2018, 01:36 PM
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@Davo: Heh. All the BOFH excuses are randomised in my 'Nux terminal prompt.

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