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freshmeat move complete

After a slightly failed move the day it was originally intended (Wednesday) we were finally able to shift the site over to the new cluster at Exodus West today. Looks like we've been fooled once again by the VM in kernels newer than 2.4.9. After downgrading the database servers to that magic revision everything suddenly sprang back to speed. Click below for the rest of the deal. Right now all services have been restored back to normal state. I had to reinstall the news server from scratch since inn 2.3 wasn't willing or capable to deal with the article archives written by version 2.2 on the east coast. That said, all newsgroups will be started from scratch as well. New releases will show up there as they're approved, but there's no history. And there's nothing I could do about that. But as you guys release early and often we'll soon have a lively newsgrouphood again.

The other glitch one might notice is a spike in the project graphs for today, November 21st. Due to timezone differences and a light desync in the databases during the move the counters for today will be a little higher than they should be. Again, nothing that should prevent anyone from having a good night's sleep and nothing that can be fixed one way or another.

The hardware in the west coast cluster is almost identical with the east coast cluster, with the exception that we now have one more download/image serving box. On another note the FTP services have been terminated. All downloads (themes mainly) are available through http only, via download.freshmeat.net.

Our IRC server linked to OFTC is not yet online again, negotiations for that have been started and will most likely result in a running server early next week.

That's all for now. If you catch any oddities in any of the site's functions drop me an email through the contact form. I'm going to catch up on sleep now.

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22 Nov 2002 14:04 Avatar ulriceriksson

"This kernel is older than most of you"
bash-2.03$ ssh siag.nu

ulric@siag.nu's password:

Last login: Fri Nov 22 23:08:47 2002 from h218n2fls31o271

Linux 2.4.9.

siag:~$ uptime

11:14pm up 437 days, 16:24, 6 users, load average: 0.14, 0.20, 0.13

22 Nov 2002 15:26 bonezed

reverse patch?
isn't there a reverse patch to change the vm?

and where can I find details/specs on the servers (distro, hardware spec).

22 Nov 2002 15:33 bonezed

Re: reverse patch?

> isn't there a reverse patch to change
> the vm?
>
> and where can I find details/specs on
> the servers (distro, hardware spec).

shoulda mentioned, I use both debian and redhat on my boxes (depending on task). And i use 2.4.19 with the fnk patchset. Tis all good.

22 Nov 2002 16:13 kshive

Exodus possibly shut down?
I'm sure you guys know this but Exodus may not exist for much longer. That would suck for you guys to move in and have to move out in a few months.

biz.yahoo.com/djus/021...

My company CoLos from the Exodus LA IDC and we are already looking for alternative locations (possibly SBC) incase they close our DC.

22 Nov 2002 16:17 mattyb77

VM
You wouldn't have had VM problems if you had used FreeBSD instead of Linux.

<ducking>

22 Nov 2002 19:01 darkstarae

Re: VM

> You wouldn't have had VM problems if you
> had used FreeBSD instead of Linux.
>
> <ducking>

Interesting suggestion. I should consider it. IF I knew how to use FreeBSD! And IF i knew how to put up with more than cryptic stuff in freebsd. As if Linux wasn't bad enough on my brain I'd have to finish it off with FreeBSD. ;)

22 Nov 2002 19:44 Avatar liedra

yay :D
great news! rock on.

22 Nov 2002 20:51 bconway

Email notification
I didn't get any email notification of updated projects in my subscribed listing. Is this something that still needs to be set up?

23 Nov 2002 00:16 phantomlord

date/time
How about a function to make the timezone user configurable? Rather trivial, but being on the east coast, it's easier to relate to EST or even GMT than PST

23 Nov 2002 00:34 scoop

Re: date/time

> How about a function to make the
> timezone user configurable? Rather
> trivial, but being on the east coast,
> it's easier to relate to EST or even GMT
> than PST

That's on my todo and will definitely get implemented some time soon.

23 Nov 2002 09:50 chillout

Good work guys

I was a little suprised when freashmeat was down last week and suddenly knew how much I use it to fetch software from the web.

Great work that all is alive again. And good luck on ironing out the last few problems

13 Jan 2003 08:41 VOYAGER94

up and running
Thanks for such a great site !

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