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Old January 11, 2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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TFL back online!

Man, that was a rough time....I was starting to get the jitters from not getting my dose of TFL.
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Old January 11, 2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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As was I!
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Old January 11, 2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thought it was on my end all this time. Welcome back!
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Old January 11, 2009, 08:13 PM   #4
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I had to log onto to THR just the keep the wife thinking I'm busily working on some important matter of national security.
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Old January 11, 2009, 08:24 PM   #5
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I kept myself from Jonesing by hitting THR...

Great site, just felt like a fish out of the water over there....nothing wrong with the members or staff there. Just.....weird.....

....like taking my cat and stroking its fur from the tail to the head...
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Old January 11, 2009, 08:26 PM   #6
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It seems as if the site was down about a week ago. Are these all scheduled maintenances?
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Old January 11, 2009, 09:07 PM   #7
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Oh joy! I was getting worried there for a second
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Old January 11, 2009, 09:52 PM   #8
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wooohhoooo we're back online!, anyway do yall use the .org or .us THR?
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Old January 11, 2009, 09:55 PM   #9
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Thought my PC was on the fritz

until I signed up for GlockTalk. Maybe I should change my name to LuvsaGlock- I traded my Smith for a G23 last week.
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Old January 11, 2009, 11:07 PM   #10
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Insulation Tim: It seems as if the site was down about a week ago. Are these all scheduled maintenances?
Agree'd, stability problems or?
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Old January 11, 2009, 11:11 PM   #11
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It seems as if the site was down about a week ago. Are these all scheduled maintenances?
No, they aren't scheduled.

The old server that was running the web frontend was retired on wednesday, and it's a good thing it was because the power supply fan is going bad.

The cause of the crash/reboot yesterday is currently unknown. The server apparently didn't come back up after reboot because there were filesystem glitches due to the crash/whatever-it-was. I didn't actually get to see what was going on before one of the colo people got it running again. For all I know someone tripped a breaker or accidentally knocked the power cable out. Or it could have been a panic caused by just about anything.
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Old January 11, 2009, 11:28 PM   #12
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Welcome Back TFL!!!
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Old January 12, 2009, 03:47 AM   #13
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I thought it was maybe something I said...
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Old January 12, 2009, 04:11 AM   #14
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It was weird, actually. When I was home, it worked. By the time I got to my cousins house, I thought it was the connection or something.

I was getting worried.
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Old January 12, 2009, 04:18 AM   #15
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welcome back guys I gotta admit I was getting the shakes myself!!
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Old January 12, 2009, 09:41 AM   #16
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One of my friends kept saying the ATF shut the site down and it was all over, they were coming for the staff and senior members. And people say I'm paranoid, I just wanted to know the answer to two of the questions I had asked. I guess it is because he is a new gun owner who can't believe you can buy a firearm FTF.
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Old January 12, 2009, 11:08 AM   #17
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TFL down time

Man, what to do when TFL is down. I had no other choice, but to talk to my wife.
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Old January 12, 2009, 12:06 PM   #18
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You know, Tyme, if the colo site had a trunk moneky application package, it would have been resolved plus vite...
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Old January 12, 2009, 10:53 PM   #19
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quiet weekend

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Old January 16, 2009, 08:26 PM   #20
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More tech info:

The disk/raid driver was getting stuck, and the kernel wasn't rebooting from the subsequent soft lockup like it was supposed to.

After last weekend's fiasco we had a new linux kernel ready, so we're on 2.6.28 now.

I've also converted 2 of the 3 filesystems that were xfs over to ext3 (the database/web/root directories have always been ext3, but a few non-critical directories were xfs to speed things up). There's a recent xfs bug report I'm worried might have been the cause of these lockups.
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Old January 16, 2009, 08:55 PM   #21
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in english that means sumpin was broke and ya fixed it right?

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Old January 16, 2009, 10:42 PM   #22
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I think I could have understood Greek before being able to translate that.

Hell, I think I could have translated Wildalaska's jibberish more quickly....
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Old January 17, 2009, 11:04 AM   #23
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Tyme is discussing different file systems.

Here, is a very good comaprison article on them.... Just to confuse you all, some more!
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Old January 17, 2009, 12:04 PM   #24
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Still kinda broke...

PM's don't work.

Are they possibly mounted on a different file system than the core DB?
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Old January 17, 2009, 12:48 PM   #25
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Yup. Can't access the User Control Panel either. I keep getting "Database error, Invalid SQL".
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