# Server Software Update 12/05/07

1. Dec 5, 2007

### Greg Bernhardt

We're upgrading some standard server software tonight around midnight central time. There is always risk of problems occuring, but I don't expect any. There will be some reboot downtimes of 5-10min. thanks!!

Last edited: Dec 5, 2007
2. Dec 5, 2007

### robphy

fingers crossed
(hoping $$\LaTeX$$ doesn't get broken)

3. Dec 5, 2007

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Top 10 things to do during reboot downtimes:

10) Start studying for finals

8) Watch re-runs of late night TV because the writers are still on strike

5) Do sudoku puzzles

4) Go to sleep early for a change

3) Surf other websites

2) Think about all the things you'll post when the server comes back online

And the number one thing to do when the PF server is down....

1) Click Refresh, Refresh, Refresh, Refresh.....

4. Dec 5, 2007

### Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
When? Is this happening tonight or a year from now? Have I hibernated a year or something? :uhh:

I must admit that I always do #1 on Moonbear's list and nothing else. I might try annoying the cat this time though.

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5. Dec 5, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

I'm going to sleep early.

6. Dec 5, 2007

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Fixed the thread title. :rofl: And, yeah, the rest of the list was just filler to get to #1...I know that's all anyone around here does. :uhh:

7. Dec 6, 2007

### Greg Bernhardt

I've decided to do the upgrades in two parts. Second part will be done tonight, same time. Let me know if you get any errors, I've already run into a couple.

Last edited: Dec 6, 2007
8. Dec 6, 2007

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
I've got no errors. LaTeX and previews still work.

9. Dec 6, 2007

### Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
No errors so far. System seems to be more responsive.

10. Dec 6, 2007

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
Ironically, when I posted the above post, I first got the message (approx): "You are only allowed to post once every 30 seconds. Please try again in 30 seconds."

What? I posted twice within the same second?

So, I waited 30 seconds and hit submit. This time it told me that I was trying to post a duplicate post and redirected me back to the thread, where the post had in fact been accepted.

11. Dec 6, 2007

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
Ironically, when I posted the above post, I first got the message (approx): "You are only allowed to post once every 30 seconds. Please try again in 30 seconds."

What? I posted twice within the same second?

So, I waited 30 seconds and hit submit. This time it told me that I was trying to post a duplicate post and redirected me back to the thread, where the post had in fact been accepted.

Edit: When posting this post, I got the error message: " 1. This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between posts. Please try again in 29 seconds."

And this time, I tacked on the edit, while I was waiting out my 29 seconds. So when I hit submit after waiting, it accepted the new post (with the edit), but had also previously accepted the old post. Looks like each post submission is automatically resulting in a pair of duplicate posts, the second of which is rejected, due to the 30 second rule.

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12. Dec 6, 2007

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
What's happening is that the screen doesn't show that your submission was accepted the first time, but it really was. If you hit submit and then refresh, the post comes up. If not and you try to resubmit, you get the error.

13. Dec 6, 2007

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
I most commonly get that screen when my finger stutters on the left mouse button -- causing me to click submit twice in rapid succession.

14. Dec 6, 2007

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
This feels like the famous time warp episode (Cause and Effect) of TNG. All hands abandon sh...

15. Dec 6, 2007

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
This feels like the famous time warp episode (Cause and Effect) of TNG. All hands abandon sh...

Edit: Resistance is futile!

16. Dec 6, 2007

### Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
I don't see how decompressing the PF shuttle bay in this situation would help however.

17. Dec 6, 2007

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
I guess it's a good thing that you're not a surgeon.

It's the same error, but now I get it because the page doesn't show that the submission was submitted, when it was, and I try to submit again.

18. Dec 6, 2007

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
It only seems to happen with the quick reply

19. Dec 6, 2007

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
...but doctor, we were only supposed to take out one of his kidneys!

20. Dec 6, 2007

### Greg Bernhardt

ok quick reply problem is confirmed, thanks