[ic] Interchange Freezing Up

Patrick Donker list-account at webpagina.nu
Sat Sep 18 05:42:59 EDT 2004

Bryan wrote:

>>I'm having a strange new problem with interchange 5.2.
>>Basically the site runs for a while and then becomes
>>unresponsive.  Restarting interchange doesn't help because it
>>gets to the end of restarting and then claims the server is
>>already running, which it is.  Only a kill -9 of the old process
>>and then starting will work.  There is nothing helpful (to me
>>anyway) in the error logs.
>>Killing Interchange server 11663 with TERM.
>>Vend::Payment::AuthorizeNet payment module initialized, using Net::SSLeay
>>High traffic settings.
>>Calling UI......UI is loaded...
>>Interchange V5.2.0
>>Configuring catalog foo...Using MySQL, DSN=dbi:mysql:foo...done.
>>The Interchange server is already running (process id 11663)
>>Now ps shows two interchange processes.   Kill both and restart
>>and all is OK for a half hour to hour...
>>I can't think of what I've done lately except setting RobotLimit
>>to 60.  I'm going to set it back to 0 but don't know if it has
>>anything to do with this.
> Some live monitoring during a freeze up gave me some info.  I was
> watching top and during the crash there were tons of interchange
> processes.  Top started freezing up so I quit it and got the error:
> -bash: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable
> Still stumped.  Unfortunately it's brought the server to it's knees
> (dual xeon no less)
> Bryan

Maybe you should try starting IC in a different mode. I said you started 
it in High Traffic mode. Try a lower one and see what happens then. How 
many hits do you have a day and do you realy need High Traffic mode?


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