[rt-users] RT/apache eats 100% CPU on login

Kevin Murphy murphy at genome.chop.edu
Fri Apr 30 14:48:23 EDT 2004

I apologize to Jesse for posting that script.

Maybe the BP site should include a warning NOT to download the gzipped 
archives  and should provide either a local form for searching the 
archives or a google hint.

A lot of people don't think to use google to search the mailing lists.  
I have never been able to find a bestpractical link to search the RT 
mailing lists.

The mailing list archive link just dumps you on a page with a bunch of 
gzipped mailboxes.  This, combined with the absence of a local search 
form, could easily be taken as an invitation to download the archives!

Sorry about that,
Kevin Murphy

On Friday, April 30, 2004, at 02:32  PM, Jesse Vincent wrote:

>>> Googling for answers brings up lots of links that indicate that the
>>> site had a disk crash.
>> It is annoying that that isn't fixed yet, but the pages in the google
>> cache can still be useful.  Downloading and grepping the mailing list
>> archives is another possibility.  My P.S. contains a script for
>> downloading the archives.
> Google appears to have fully reindexed the mailing list archives.
>> P.S.  Since the mailing list archives don't seem to be very searchable
>> at the moment, here's a Perl script to download/mirror them locally.
>> Use zgrep, or gunzip and grep.
> Please DO NOT use tools like this to suck down our entire list 
> archives.
> Use google. We pay for our bandwidth if we exceed our cap. The last 
> time
> some twit started regularly sucking down the whole mailing list
> archives, we had to cap lists.bestpractical.com at 5k/sec, which just
> frustrates people who are legitimately reading the archives.

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