[Catalog-sig] Proposal: Move PyPI static data to the cloud for better availability (version 2)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Jun 29 22:50:38 CEST 2010

> * Move the PyPI installation to mod_wsgi (I believe it is using FCGI
> now?)

For the latter: correct.

For the former (use mod_wsgi): I had actually implemented it, but needed
to revert to FCGI, because mod_wsgi would cause too many hanging servers.

> This is largely work that would have to happen to move to a CDN, but
> it's simpler (given how PyPI works now) and I believe will relieve most
> of the problems we've seen.

As for the switch to WSGI: it will *introduce* new problems.

> PyPI right now is really quite reliable,
> these small changes would I think be low-risk and less likely to
> introduce new problems while addressing what I suspect is the source of
> problems.

I disagree that these are small and low-risk. The WSGI switch will risk
stability; the others (generate static pages) will not be small, and
risk correctness.


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