February 10th, 2005


cookie problem

Not sure if this is the best place to mention this, but I've not seen anywhere that looks more appropriate.

Anyway, it seems that LJ is either crashing, or dropping the connection, when it recieves an empty Cookie: or Cookie2: header. This is a bit of a problem, as it seems that Opera on my Nokia 9500 is sending them a bit too frequently, meaning I can't read LJ on it.

$ telnet www.livejournal.com 80
Connected to livejournal.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: www.livejournal.com

Connection closed by foreign host.

Same with an empty Cookie2. I'm reasonably sure that it is valid for these headers to be empty.
  • jamesd

Filetmignon CPU-limited how?

Is show innodb status and Mytop data available? Particularly Mytop with any long-running queries, if they are taking long enough that the problem is an accumulation of enough others to hit a connection limit. Anything interesting in the slow query log?

For the majority who don't know me, I do database-related things for Wikipedia. Wikipedia accepts the queries, kills the slow ones and uses a high enough connection limit (with higher tolerance for slow responses than LJ) to allow several hundred queries to accumulate during a long one or few. Any unusually long ones get killed with Querybane, based on server load and run time at the time the query is happening.