[Support-admins] RubyForge offline

Tom Copeland tom at infoether.com
Wed Dec 20 09:28:50 EST 2006


> FYI, this outage appears to have been caused by a lot of bots 
> hitting the ViewVC pages and triggering lots of complicated 
> diff operations.  This drove the load average up to 
> ridiculous levels, which caused the machine to go offline, 
> etc.  I've disabled ViewVC until I can get a good solution to 
> this problem; hopefully we can figure out a way to disable 
> only the more expensive operations.  We shall see...

I've "fixed" this by commenting out various bits of ViewVC.  This should
let folks browse their source code while preventing evil diff commands.
Half a loaf is better than none...

Yours,

Tom



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