[Systems] new pootle instance

Bernie Innocenti codewiz at google.com
Sat Jul 12 20:36:53 EDT 2014


On 07/12/2014 07:46 PM, Roberto Rodriguez Alcala wrote:
> I think OOM killer and nasty things are easier to handle if we go with
> the instance of its own option.

Yes, and newpootle was created ~1yr ago specifically to host pootle on 
justice.  However, the former maintainers of Pootle had some trouble 
during the migration and left the old production instance running on the 
ailing housetree (which at the time had already one broken harddrive, iirc).

My preferred way to handle unmaintained services would be shutting them 
down gracefully with enough advance notice for users to migrate away. An 
abandoned service *will* eventually break, leaving behind a number of 
unhappy users who lost their data and making our team look sloppy or 
even unprofessional.

Pootle is an especially painful case because it's been crippled for 
years with a number of stability and performance issues, and nobody 
seems to love it enough to solve them. If even Tincho and Raul fail to 
restore Pootle, I propose we declare its rotting carcass legally dead 
and move on to consider alternative workflows for translators. Chris, 
what do you think?

> On Jun 13, 2014 9:52 PM, "Bernie Innocenti" <codewiz at google.com
> <mailto:codewiz at google.com>> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     I've been chatting with Raul about setting up a new instance for Pootle.
>     One possibility would be hosting it on jita so we don't have yet
>     another VM to maintain, but jita is still running the previous LTS
>     release of Ubuntu and should be upgraded before installing new
>     services on it.
>     Pootle also has a tendency to crash, OOM and do other nasty things,
>     so it may be more prudent to host it on its own VM instead. Not sure.
>     Comments?
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