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Tool Labs proxy (and thus all webservice accessibility from the internet) were down for approximately 2 minutes, between UTC 0546 and 0548, Tue Aug 23.
- 0546: Yuvi gets a page for PAWS being down
- 0546: Yuvi investigates, notices tools is down too
- 0547: SSHs into tools-proxy-01, looks at error.log. Notice lots of
768 worker_connections are not enougherrors
- 0548: Restarts nginx, fixing the issue for now.
- Our current worker_connections limit is too low.
- There was no widespread paging for this. PAWS alert is set to alert only Yuvi, and also caught this only incidentally.
- We had a higher worker_connections limit, but that was killed in favor of the default number in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/297829/.
- There's no quick way to failover tools-proxy, making intense debugging a priority over failover & calmly investigating.