[typo] Frustrating Dreamhost/Typo experience
Scott Hughes (list)
shughes_list at globalreset.org
Thu Aug 25 19:25:32 EDT 2005
Scott Laird wrote:
> On Aug 25, 2005, at 1:11 PM, Scott Hughes (List) wrote:
>> After a while of waiting for it to "fix itself", I end up doing a
>> "killall -9 dispatch.fcgi; rake sweep_cache" and wait about 15-20
>> minutes for it to start working again. I don't know if that's the
>> best procedure for reseting it or not... And I'm really curious as
>> to why it takes 15-20 minutes to start working again.
> *15 minutes*. That's really slow--my home system (Athlon 700, so not
> very fast) is ready to start serving pages within a couple seconds.
> I'd start by figuring out what's happening here. Try running
> dispatch.fcgi by hand and see if it spits out any errors or anything
> else weird happens. I don't use dreamhost, so I don't have any
> concrete suggestions, but this seems really strange.
Thanks for your response. Oddly enough, I saw a ton of errors when I
ran "dispatch.fcgi" right after reading your email. When I switched
terminals to compose this response, I couldn't get it to display an
error. I remember that the error message (which was repeated a lot) had
something to do with a string conversion on a Nil type, and the bottom
of the stack referenced line 24 of dispatch.fcgi.
The last time it locked up on me, I tried running dispatch.fcgi from the
cmd-line (but, honestly, I had no expectation of how well this should
work) and noticed it generating these same errors for a Nil type, but I
saw that it was being generated when rendering the content in my
default.rhtml, specifically when it tried to credit the "EditURI" at the
top and (after I commented the EditURI out) the validateCSS link at the
bottom. After commenting that second link out, I got another error in a
location other than my default.rhtml, so I didn't track it down anymore.
Also, after generating an error, the process would hang. I had to use
Ctrl-C to end it. I noticed just now that when I ran through without
errors, it exits normally. Again, I had no expectation about whether or
not these processes should be "hanging around" or not... So, is it a
problem that I see anywhere from 5-15 processes running at a given
time? Keeping in mind that my site is low-volume, so it isn't likely to
have 15 simultaneous visitors.
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