MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 2 years ago, translation, In English,

Good afternoon.

Sorry. Unfortunately, today (on Friday) we can't run the round 383 :-(

In short, this is because of technical reasons. For those interested in a more detailed description option.

On Thursday night I got sms. It was written that on server for DB backups free HDD space is less than 10%. This server stores three copies of the database over the last three days. It has 2TB drive and Codeforces database over 600GB now.

Since the next day I had planned to spend on the train on the way to NEERC, I decided to delete some redundant data from the DB. I estimate it will give several tens of gigabytes of free space.

I run query to remove redundant data and it was a mistake. I seems because of huge table to update (tens millions of rows) estimated time for the query to compete was at least several hours. As a result, I have killed this query, making KILL QUERY. But the database has continued to lag, I decided to restart it. Operation to shutdown the DB hanged for ~2 hours (I think it was rolling back the transaction), and the DB has stopped to respond and has become quite sad. As a result, I killed the DB process in the operating system and the database already refused to start without a recovery operation, which is also wasn't completed in a couple of hours. In short, I have struggled with this from 5 am to 9 am.

To make Codeforces live I reconfigured it to use database replica in the remote datacenter (in Mail.Ru). Before boarding the train, I started the process of transferring data from the replica back, but contrary to my expectations, this process has been very slow.

It is impossible to run the round using a remote reserve database server. Therefore, we have to move the round forward to Tuesday.

My apologies. I spent many hours struggling with technical issues and worked up to the last. However, it seems the bottleneck is in speed of data transmission over a network, in the speed to write on HDD and in the speed of innobackupex utility.

I hope that on Tuesday everything will go fine!

MikeMirzayanov

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i cri

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but, but, I cancel many things to attend :( :( :(

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    Really sorry about it. Actually I also canceled many things to try to fix and to host the round. I informed all of you as soon as understood that it is impossible to run it. I was pretty sure that it was enough time to repair the DB.

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      It's absolutely fine. Thanks for the reply tho!

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      It's really fine, of course a lot of people cancelled plans for the Round but things that happen, you've already done a lot for every one of us and still do with Codeforces. Unfortunate things happen

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      this is such a great site. we don't mind a few glitches once in a while. Kudos to Codeforces.

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Still much better than a Black day :) Thank you

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    Oh yes. After Black Day I not only configured backups but also configured monitorings to be sure they really work.

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Mentally prepared myself, had my dinner early and then just opened the browser. The next story is "Sorry, the round 383 has been rescheduled because of technical issues. You can read the details in the post by MikeMirzayanov.!"

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It's very normal for me. I was unlucky everywhere and there isn't any exception.

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    :D

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    No it's not true.you are so lucky :)

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      You don't know what happened for me in INOI or other competitions ... I was very unlucky everywhere ...

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        I think if you wasn't lucky in one or two situation it doesn't mean that you are an unlucky person and i think that no one is always lucky that's the reason i told you that you are so lucky...

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    you're being superstitious,things happen. I'm personally excited about this round and your journey let's see where it goes :)

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    Feel Ya Bro...

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    It`s not your fault so you should not think you are unlucky.

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    things happen for you make me cry and there isn't any exception dude!

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      It is so relaxing that someone cry for you while you even don't know her. Thanks friend.

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    based on things that I've seen happening to you, I'm sorry to admit that you're really unlucky bro :(

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      Thanks. I think you saw my "lost love, ruined life" ... for example : 18818737.

      Maybe I need to share my story in my blog, as many peoples wanted that here.

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    What?

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    wish you good luck later on man

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It's OK man, you did the best.

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We really appreciate your efforts. We are grateful that at least site is working and we can practice till Tuesday which is nice.

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better than a sudden unrated round :)

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Give me another 2 hour contest to compete in now :(-

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Oh!I can go to see a movie tonight! Thank you, MikeMirzayanov.

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That's not fair!

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The time on Tuesday is very unusual and inconvenient. May be it's better to set usual time 16:35 (UTC)?

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    No, this way we can have another awesome round at usual time ;-)

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Better late than never .

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Will you cancel the registrations? I'm not sure whether I have time on Tuesday.

If I had time, I would register again.

Thx

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    What's the problem to do it by youself? You can do it in the list of registrants

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      I didn't know it until you told me.

      Brilliant!

      It seems like a secret API to me...

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    If you don't submit, you won't be rated.

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      is it so? Is that confirmed information because many a times I am very late & busy also but had to hurry just to solve the initial questions.

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        You can compare the number of registrants and number of rating changes in previous rounds.

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i am very unlucky .. may be i can not participate in that day.. :P

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Are our registrations still active? I can't compete on the new date

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    You can undo your registration by visiting the page which lists the registered users and clicking x next to your name. Also, if you register but don't submit it counts as if you've never registered.

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Today is the "BLACK FRIDAY"

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I went out to a cybercafé just to participate in the round -_- ! ):

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My registration is completed.But maybe I have no time four days later.Can I cancel my registration?

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    You dont need to.. If you dont participate, it wont have any effect on your rating, by the way yes you can cancel your registration ..

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    You can choose to not participate....that's better than cancelling registration. Apart from that, though, you can, just click the cross mark beside your name in registration list.

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    yes, you can go to the list of participants, and tap red cross near your name!

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      I know how to deal with it now.Thanks for your help!

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No problem , Hope you will cope up with this situation quickly like you did in past :) thanks for this excellent OJ .

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NO need to explain mike we are always with you :)

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This Friday was perfect for me and I can't take part on Thursday because I have to be at school at this time :'(

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Thanks for explaining , i thought i missed the round hehe

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Noooooooooo T_T

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we have came a long long way !!

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Hi, I am wondering what the spaces between codeforces contest? Do you roughly know when contest round #384 and #385 will be held?

Thank you.

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Well, it isn't that sad as long as all infomrations and DBs are fine now

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Was planning to take my first contest this time. Now I got more time to study I guess.

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That's fine, we appreciate your work. Keep us posted as issues get closed.

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There is actually positive thing in this, on Tuesday there will be much more registrants therefore a greater chance for better ranking :)

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So sad ! I'm being busy that day :((

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it's ok.

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I respect you

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I think you should give us a recompense for moral damages and prepare more rated contests on the next week

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No contest? No problem let's enter a virtual one

Btw,We appreciate your efforta

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Oh,It's unluck!My country is filled with black.I think I should go to sleep now. Good night,everyone!

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But, we love CF and we can wait :)

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That was going to be my first contest in really long time (more than 5 months), and the new time is too early for me, I don't think I'll be able to make it. :(

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Oh...that,I saw the news when it is already more than 0:30 here. How terrible the day is...

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4 extra days of preparation .. (^_^)

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  • Puts alarm for 10 minutes before the start of contest.
  • I wake up 20 minutes after the scheduled start.
  • Curses myself that missed another contest
  • Reassures that can still participate with a lot of time remaining
  • Logs in to see contest postponed
  • Do not know what to feel now.

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Tell Me

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Is acm.sgu.ru down because of this issue?

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Extra four days! And the round is now on my birthday! How fantastic!

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    BIG GOD TOMMY IS SO LUCKY!!! Congratulations and happy birthday!!!

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I was going to cancel plans for a fun trip with friends on Saturday to attend this contest. (I'm in Sydney, so this contest was at 3 AM). But now I consider myself lucky that I decided to "skip" this one contest so I could enjoy with friends :)

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Thanks for eventually fixing the problem and for running CF!

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I was looking forward to this contest. :(