[Bioperl-l] BioPerl Wiki is down

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Sun Dec 3 22:35:17 EST 2006

On Dec 3, 2006, at 7:56 PM, Conrad Halling wrote:

> When I attempted to navigate to http://www.bioperl.org/, I got the
> following message:
> A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in
> the software. The last attempted database query was:
>     (SQL query hidden)
> from within function "MediaWikiBagOStuff::_doquery". MySQL returned
> error "1205: Lock wait timeout exceeded; try restarting transaction
> (localhost)".
> -- Conrad Halling
> chhalling at verizon.net

This has been an ongoing problem with the server; I have reported it  
previously to open-bio support.  There have been a few attempts to  
fix it which seem to work short-term but something else must be  
wrong.  Jason?  Chris D?

For my part, Googling found the following link, which indicates that  
this error may be due to heavy server load:


Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
Dept of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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