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Old January 17, 2009, 02:52 PM   #26
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The user control panel /private message database issue is fixed.
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Old January 19, 2009, 03:22 PM   #27
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What the fudge?

Is this new server really this bad? Seems that the only thing it does with any regularity is go down every weekend and at least one day during the week.
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Old January 19, 2009, 03:33 PM   #28
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online?

Is it the new server? I've been trying since yesterday to access this forum. No joy until now. What happened?
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Old January 19, 2009, 03:51 PM   #29
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208.80.15.230

When I traced the line, it timed out at 208.80.15.230

I don't know if this will help, but I offer it anyway.

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Old January 19, 2009, 04:14 PM   #30
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Forum Status?

Is it just on my connection or has the forum been down lately. I wasn't able to connect to it all day yesterday?
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Old January 19, 2009, 04:24 PM   #31
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I have had the same problem all weekend
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Old January 19, 2009, 04:25 PM   #32
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It wouldn't let me in yestersat either. I don't think it's our connection.
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Old January 19, 2009, 04:26 PM   #33
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Same here in Virginia.

P99AS9 I don't get the Obama and Osama connection. What gives?
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Old January 19, 2009, 04:27 PM   #34
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check this out

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=330928
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Old January 19, 2009, 04:27 PM   #35
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ME TOO
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Old January 19, 2009, 04:27 PM   #36
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It appears it was down yesterday, and a good chunk of today. I did a trace, and it was definitely not from my connection.
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Old January 19, 2009, 04:28 PM   #37
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it seems to be down a lot.

I don't think it's just you or me.
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Old January 19, 2009, 04:32 PM   #38
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It is their servers. S@#T Happens.
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Old January 19, 2009, 04:45 PM   #39
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the server is having inauguration day blues.
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Old January 19, 2009, 04:45 PM   #40
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Thanks guys. I figured so but just wanted to check.
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Old January 19, 2009, 04:45 PM   #41
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P99AS9 I don't get the Obama and Osama connection. What gives?
One of Obama's friends (William Ayers) has bombed the pentagon, and so has many of Osama Bin Laden's friends (terrorists in Al-Qaeda).
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Old January 19, 2009, 05:58 PM   #42
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millions of citizens are too
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Old January 19, 2009, 09:05 PM   #43
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FiringLine needs to move to Mac!
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Old January 19, 2009, 09:36 PM   #44
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Man, I really wish TFL could get fixed for good....I work nights and I'm actually having to do a little work to get myself busy instead of playing around on here.
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Old January 19, 2009, 11:33 PM   #45
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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 20, 2009, 12:20 AM   #46
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Xfs apparently wasn't the problem. The remaining suspects include the kernel software raid driver, lvm2, and the kernel's softlockup detection/reboot code itself. If the kernel incorrectly detects a softlockup and tries to reboot and fails (seems unlikely), that could also explain the symptoms.

Second hand reports from the colo staff were that, a week ago Sunday, sysrq+t indicated the system was stuck in software raid code. However, neither Friday nor today have I been able to get sysrq hotkeys to work after the crashes. Just a message about a detected softlockup, and then one saying it's rebooting in 6 seconds... which it obviously didn't.

For now I've disabled the kernel panic and reboot after a softlockup. Since it wasn't successfully rebooting anyway, there's no sense in having that turned on.

The attachment upload issues and usercp problems were due to bad temporary directory permissions after switching those temp directories from xfs to ext3; those permissions are both fixed.

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FreeBSD is a possibility. It's a trade off between the prospect of possible future downtime due to crashes and forced immediate downtime to switch OSes.
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Old January 20, 2009, 12:33 AM   #47
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Cripes,sorry for the new thread Bud.

Thanks for the relink here.

Glad to see the forum is still alive.

These days you never know with other gun forums getting whacked and all.
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Old January 20, 2009, 12:52 AM   #48
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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.
Uhh...who's in the what now???
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Old January 20, 2009, 07:32 AM   #49
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....like taking my cat and stroking its fur from the tail to the head...
Eeeewww. That gave me the chills like when I imagine licking a paper towel.
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Old January 20, 2009, 07:35 AM   #50
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I thought it was maybe something I said...
Actually, it was. So we kicked out all the Aussies but then we felt bad and decided to let you back in.
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