Friday, July 3, 2015

Downtime Fri 03 Jul 2015, ~12:30-13:30 UTC

After much puzzling around MySQL, it seems apache2 was hammering the living my-goodness out of the MySQL instance on apache1. There is no obvious reason for this to have occurred ... but I disabled Apache on apache2 on the assumption that flying on one engine beats crashing on two. Investigation proceeds, further hiccups may occur.

Update: The answer: MySQL on apache1 saw apache2 as coming from its internal IP, so connections from it hung when it tried a reverse DNS lookup on this IP. Simple fix: skip-name-resolve in my.cnf.


  1. Hello -

    A random, off-topic question for ya'll: would RW consider publishing a ZIM archive for Kiwix? I'd love to have the entirety of the content, offline, available on my phone. Fallacies, fallacies _everywhere_ (/Buzz Lightyear).

    Thank you for such a b!tch'n resource!

  2. Kiwix are keen to do RW, I have to get around to the 1.23 upgrade! Then the API will be up to spec, etc.

  3. Any progress with an offline ZIM version of RW? I can't find it anywhere.