We are running out of memory again

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 75

23:30:37 web.1 | E, [2014-12-25T23:30:37.935924 #16365] ERROR -- : app error
: Cannot allocate memory - ps (Errno::ENOMEM)

I think we should stop new registrations again.


Poll Created Fri 26 Dec 2014 3:33AM

close registrations Closed Mon 5 Jan 2015 11:34AM

We cannot grow this infinitely giving good experience to users at the same time. We should create more pods so load can be better shared.


Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 7 S MKT NAJ AS BC PP JS
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 34 MK J NV P AKS RD S PS AA SAJ AR S JB P J MJ SK FMP പജശ J

7 of 41 people have participated (17%)


Pirate Praveen
Fri 26 Dec 2014 3:35AM

we have to give good experience to users and grow sustainably and new pods are the best way to expand.


Balasankar C
Fri 26 Dec 2014 4:26AM

There is a reason Diaspora was made decentralized. :)


Anish Sheela
Fri 26 Dec 2014 7:13AM

And have to start the campaign for another pod. I can't suggest a pod now. :(


Manu Krishnan T V
Fri 26 Dec 2014 10:01AM

Decentralization is the way to go. I am doubtful on what causes the heavy memory usage.


Pirate Praveen Fri 26 Dec 2014 3:30AM


~400 new users are added after we upgraded, we can't grow at this rate. I think we should stop new registrations and start raising funds for a new pod managed by a new team. We can split this team and give some experienced admins to new team. That is only sustainable growth I think.


Pirate Praveen Fri 26 Dec 2014 3:34AM

Does anyone know how heroku/joindiaspora manages, we are full message?


Pirate Praveen Fri 26 Dec 2014 8:07AM

@anisha , there are many pods who can take new users listed at


Manu Krishnan T V Fri 26 Dec 2014 10:01AM

I don't think number of users is an issue, but active users may contribute to system load and memory usage. But again, as per, there are around 15 pods with more active users than poddery. Lets contact podmins of those and get an idea of their system spec and load information to troubleshoot the issues with poddery.


Pirate Praveen Sat 27 Dec 2014 7:59AM

It turns out to be a bug in which always suggested when users choose a random pod. This issue is fixed and we are safe for the time being. We can consider closing registrations when we can't handle the load with the current specs.