[Catalog-sig] PyPI down

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Aug 1 22:16:18 CEST 2007

> Fixed, I think. The problem was actually a screen-scraper searching the
> wiki (a third of the last 100k hits on the wiki were from the same host,
> requesting every possible link on every possible page.) Someone with
> more wiki knowledge may want to make sure no weird pages were made. (The
> offending host was somewhere in dynamic.dsl.as9105.com
> <http://dynamic.dsl.as9105.com>; I have the actual address but don't
> want to mail it around.)

Strange. According to the logs, it also happened (simultaneously,
but independently?) that pypi.fcgi would always terminate
immediately. This happened before, and I could never figure out
why, so I added a mechanism to restart Apache. This time, the
restart happened, and pypi.fcgi would again stop right away,
to be restarted again, and so on.

If this is indeed related to the load on MoinMoin, this is quite
puzzling: they are separate processes, and separate virtual hosts.
So they shouldn't "see" each other.


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