I banged together a quick script to try to quantify this Dreamhost 500
error problem. Pointing it at my home page, I only got one 500 error in
about 1200 requests. That’s not bad.
However, I see a far higher percentage of 500 errors when I’m composing
a new blog posting (in the preview pane). So now I’m wondering if Ruby
gets killed off a lot when it’s repeatedly running the article filters
while composing, but happily serves up cached content all day while
serving up content.
Just another data point.