[LON-CAPA-admin] will not initialize role

Stefan Bisitz st.bisitz at ostfalia.de
Sat Mar 13 09:55:01 EST 2010


We encounter rarely but from time to time some weired content in the select boxes for groups and sections - still not reproducible. Instead of rebooting, a simple webserver reload helped in these cases, i.e. "/etc/init.d/httpd reload", maybe also for you?!?

Stefan Bisitz

On 13.03.2010 07:41, Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mar 12, 2010, at 2:54 PM, James Mueller wrote:
> > This year, I have had a lot of instructors complaining that they log into our loncapa server but when they select a role (course coordinator, instructor, etc) for their course, it is unable to initialize the role.  I have occasionally noticed this myself this term.  Sometimes, if I select a role from a previous course and then logout and login again it is fine.  Sometimes I just go away and get a cup of coffee and later it is fine.  Sometimes I just say the hell with it and reboot the server.  Of course, now that it is behind a firewall, I have to be physically present to do that.  As you can tell from this, it is an intermittent problem and solutions are not reproducible.  Has anybody seen anything like his before?
> Yes, unfortunately we have seen this before. We have never been able to figure out exactly what happens in this situation, but the upcoming version 2.9 contains code to detect and remedy it.
> - Gerd.
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