We had a surge of new visitors this morning due to a popular AMA and many people received this message which was somewhat understandable since one topic was getting overloaded and the cpu spiked during this time. Since then it has subsided but I keep getting this error telling me I’m logged out then it refreshes and shows the warning message.
FYI I have 2gb memory and 1 cpu on DO. There were about 30 users online this morning when it first happened and now there are only 10. Do I just need more CPU power or does this seem a bit odd that it keepshappening?
It’s been off and on, I have seen it four times today but most of the time it works fine. I just restarted docker using service docker restartis that correct? If it keeps happening I’ll try rebooting, trying to avoid the downtime since we have a lot of new users checking out the site. Thanks Jeff.
Thanks, @sam, that is very helpful. Now I better understand why a plugin (which is making too many ajax calls) could be causing the problems we are seeing on our site. Besides the “extreme load” message, we are also seeing white “slow down” screens (too many requests, nginx), which would also fit into the picture.
We are now in the process to identify the culprit. One problem we already found is Babble. Our chat was well over 10k posts, which was causing heavy load on the system: