Eric Hodel (drbrain) wrote,
Eric Hodel
drbrain

Fucking Spammers

Today we got our very first spammer on 43 Things. A combination of a bad Regexp and 64K of text caused the pages referencing the entry to timeout, taking parts of our site down for up to an hour and 15 minutes.

Strangely enough, gdb came to the rescue, indicating the offensive text on the stack while Ruby was off in GC mark/sweep land.
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