Aug 162009

You may have noticed that we’re having some strange glitches on the Mozilla Developer Center, with error messages cropping up in the middle of articles where templates are used sometimes.

For some reason, a query that happens periodically is causing our MySQL server to crash. This is happening several times a day, and when it happens, things don’t always automatically start back up correctly, leaving the wiki in an uncertain state.

It appears that this is being caused by a bug in MySQL that we’re running into. I’ve contacted folks at MindTouch to see if they can work around it, and our IT wizards are looking at it from the MySQL side of things, to see if they can figure out what can be done on that side.

I’ll post again when I have more information. I just wanted folks to be aware that we know about this problem and are actively working on fixing it.

 Posted by at 12:11 PM

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