Archive index infinite loop

Hi all,

I have the standard issue Articles:Archive Monthly Index with four child
pages but I’m getting an infinite application loop when getting a
monthly index. I have to reboot my server whenever this happens.

I’ve attached a log snippet (with just the head of the infinite loop)
and a screen shot of my pages hierarchy.

The only thing I can figure out is that my monthly-archives page is
published in the same month as my child pages, so when I do an archive
search, the SQL statement pulls in the archive index page.

So I changed the published date to a year earlier and it worked, no
infinite loop. Yay!

Is this a known issue? Or should the archive index pages not be marked
as published? What did I do wrong? Sorry if this is a newbie question.

Thanks for any advice,