She’s breaking up Captain!

In the words of the great Scotty (not that I am a Star Trek fan or anything), “she’s breaking up Captain!” (why did they build their ships so unreliably they couldn’t cope with the every day stresses of going where no one had gone before?). Here’s what my long suffering admin has to say about my some people are getting a timeout trying to read this site:

    Gee what's wrong with this picture?
    
    daedalus:~# ps ax | grep blos
    27845 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27851 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27854 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27855 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27856 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27859 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27860 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27862 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27870 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27874 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27875 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27876 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27878 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27888 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27890 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27892 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27893 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27902 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27903 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27905 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27907 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27910 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27916 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27930 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27944 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27946 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep blos
    27947 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    27952 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl /srv/stillhq.com/www/cgi-bin/blosxom
    
    Methinks your website is too popular for something that spawns a Perl process
    per visitor.
    

It doesn’t help that there is no something like five major search engines crawling here a lot — as opposed to the two I had a couple of years ago. That’s right. It’s MSN’s fault.

Anyways, I guess the next step is to try modperl, and perhaps prayer. Got any other suggestions? Drop me a line.

[tags: perlatmywebsite perl blosxom linux]