is ill

James E Keenan jkeen at
Sun Aug 3 23:28:06 UTC 2014

Our smolder server has been ill, probably for more than a month.  If you 
go to, you will 
see that most reports are essentially empty:  "Platform: Unknown; # Test 
Files: 0; Architecture: Unknown"; etc.

Oddly enough, the server *does* seem to be accepting reports generated 
on Darwin: darwin/i386 darwin/ppc32

When I tried to submit a report from my Linode -- a machine from which I 
have submitted reports for many years -- I get this response:

Could not upload report to Smolder at
HTTP CODE: 500 (Internal Server Error)

Upon examination, the tarball appears perfectly normal.

I had some correspondence with last month.  I 
received this response:

"Taking a brief look, it seems the upload of your report contains 
nothing. I don't know the inner workings of smoke/smolder, but the 
directory associated with your broken report contained only an empty tap 
folder. In comparison, the report that works has a report.tar.gz, an 
html directory, and a populated tap directory.

"Probably this is related to an upload failure? Smolder's logs do not 
contain things like timestamps or IP addresses that would make it simple 
to identify where your upload failed. =/"

Is there anyone who could investigate this further?

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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