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Spam flood causing sleeping MySQL processes?

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I run a popular news service that relies on Geeklog. We are very happy with Geeklog, but this is one of those weekends where spammers are causing a massive headache.

Our main Geeklog site has been offline for much of the past 24 hours. What I'm seeing on the backend, when I look at our MySQL databases through phpMyAdmin, are lots of sleeping processes associated with the Geeklog site. We've also experienced a flood of spam yesterday and today, most of which has been intercepted by the Bad Behavior plug-in. Our site has slowed to a crawl and the obvious symptom is the plethora of sleeping MySQL processes.

We've restarted MySQL but that hasn't resolved the problem.

Can anybody shed any light on this problem?


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Not sure how much we can help. It could have more to do with mySql and the webserver software than GL. What versions of mysql, http server, php and gl did it happen on?

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