cqpweb is a web interface to corpora programmed in php and using a mysql database. We run it successfully (and for quite a time unchanged) on our server, but during the last week or so, some database queries started fail consistently.

We run ubuntu 14.04 LTS and do regular upgrades with apt-get upgrade. Otherwise, we did not change the system configuration. I checked that disk space is not a problem.

Current versions of programs:

php --version PHP 5.5.9-1ubuntu4.24 (cli) (built: Mar 16 2018 12:41:43) Copyright (c) 1997-2014 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.5.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2014 Zend Technologies with Zend OPcache v7.0.3, Copyright (c) 1999-2014, by Zend Technologies

mysql --version mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.59, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 6.3

What can cause a database cache overload and how can I cure it? Rebboting the server does not help.

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Due to an inquiry on the CWB mailing list I have learned that the cache in question is maintained by the application (cqpweb) and that the Ubuntu upgrades on php and mysql aren't the problem.

In my case, the solution is to enlarge the application cache.

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