ghc's trac is wedged

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Thu Mar 13 19:59:24 EDT 2008

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 01:31:41PM -0700, Simon Marlow wrote:
> Gregory Wright wrote:
> >This morning (13 March 2008) the ghc trac wedged reporting
> >
> >Trac detected an internal error:
> >
> >OperationalError: database is locked
> This happens from time to time for me too, usually it goes away with a 
> retry.

I think it happens when the system load (especially high disk IO?) means
that trac's attempt to grab some lock doesn't succeed in a certain
amount of time. This morning 20GB of logs were being gzipped, so that
was probably the cause.


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