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.

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