[icecast] Runaway icecast again (more YP issues)

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Fri Jun 20 00:00:00 UTC 2003

On Friday 20 June 2003 02:52, Geoff Shang wrote:
> Hi:
> The sysadmin on the system where the icecast server I more or less
> administer runs sent me an E-mail today saying that icecast had pushed up
> the system load to over 8 and that he had to kill it off.  Some discussion
> and examination of the log files suggest that there's a problem with
> removing streams from the YP server.

Right. This sort of thing is why YP support is off by default in icecast. The 
implementation is unscalable and - obviously - problematic in other ways. I 
suggested to oddsock that it would be desirable to fix the major problems in 
it before committing the YP support, but he chose not to.


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