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#31

Post by Nissan_Ranger » 7 years ago

Geez, Al, that was some story. It's totally greek to me but was fascinating to read. I'm proud of myself when I can get my wireless modem configured without it ending up at the receiving end of a rifle range...

What all is it you do with this set-up? Is there some small re-compensation involved??

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Post by asavage » 7 years ago

We stayed on DSL for less than a day -- it was awful.

Even power-cycling the modem didn't help. I could ping Google but couldn't bring up a Google page!

We're now switched back to Wave cable.

The individual DSL lines are carrying asymmetrical speeds: line one is about 6Mb/s, and line 2 is only 3Mb/s. If they could get that second line up to speed, and fix the throughput problem, I'd stay with DSL. If Wave could get their line to stay up for whole days at a time, I'd stay with them.

At this point, neither of them are really any good.

No, I get NO financial recompense for any of this, except the occasional donation. It used to be my hobby; now, it's more annoying than not, but I'll keep it going as long as it's reasonably feasible.
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1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
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#33

Post by dn29626 » 7 years ago

Al, we appreaciate you.
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Post by asavage » 7 years ago

The MySQL (database) server module has blown up twice in the past five days, throwing a breakpoint exception SYS3173. This is not really something I can fix with a restarter script. As it's a module built in 2007 (v4.1.7), there's no support for fixing it. I'm looking into replacing it with a modern MySQL module port (v5.1.68 ).

I am told that the Apache MySQL client of that vintage *should* be able to interoperate with the newer server module. I sure hope it gets along with the old PHP.

In practical terms, I'm installing the newer server module on another box, and if it looks as if it runs OK, I'll move it to the production box. We shall see.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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#35

Post by plenzen » 7 years ago

Thanks for keeping us alive Al
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#36

Post by Nissan_Ranger » 7 years ago

MySQL is a military acronym for 'My Square Lever'... 8)
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Post by asavage » 7 years ago

I realize that most of you will not see this until *after*, but . . .

I've been playing with the newer MySQL server module on a test box all day, and other than having to rename one database (one of my databases' names contains a hypen, which is outlawed since about 2008 or so), and a couple other lightweight foibles, it was refreshingly easy to make work . . . all by itself, anyway. I still don't know how it will interact with PHP and Apache.

I'm going to spoil all this by trying to copy the install to the production server sometime soon. Expect downtime. I'm not going to do anything non-reversible, but reboots of the prod servers are ~15 minutes, if reboots are needed.

[The new server -- the one that's supposed to replace the old prod server -- with five times the storage reboots in under four minutes -- not a big deal, if I never reboot, and in normal circumstances, I never do. But lately, I've been having to reboot more and more often. The damn thing's dying, as do all things.]
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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#38

Post by asavage » 7 years ago

OK . . . we are running on the new MySQL server module. Report errors if you find any.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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#39

Post by asavage » 7 years ago

Knock on wood -- the Wave cable broadband has been pretty much trouble-free for two weeks, the best run I've had since the initial 4-week honeymoon.

I've just updated the various scripts that revolve around the MySQL server module, so the backups happen from the correct place, and the correct client is invoked when I have to open a console. So far, it looks OK.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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#40

Post by plenzen » 7 years ago

S F S G from what I have been looking at.
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#41

Post by asavage » 7 years ago

The server trapped (for a different reason) the first night, but all seems well in yesterday's re-jigger testing, and backups are happening OK. I'm calling it good.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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#42

Post by plenzen » 7 years ago

The "Re-jiggler" test.

Is that an official technical term or a Savage euphemism.
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#43

Post by dn29626 » 7 years ago

I enjoy reading this blog more than some of the (other) posts.
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#44

Post by asavage » 7 years ago

I've caught the MySQL module silently dying in the night twice now. I could make excuses for the first time, but not last night's. I will work on it more today.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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#45

Post by asavage » 7 years ago

Search for terms isn't working; I'm rebuilding the Search tables again. That takes 35 to 65 minutes.

I've created three bug reports for the MySQL server module:
http://mantis.smedley.id.au/view.php?id=569
http://mantis.smedley.id.au/view.php?id=571
http://mantis.smedley.id.au/view.php?id=572

Though I don't know if these are problems that Paul can help with.

I may try an older version to see if this is a regression problem.
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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