I've inherited a very old Perch site, and I'm attempting to do a medium-term upgrade until the client has a budget approval for a rewrite.
I'd like to use Blocks to improve their editing experience, but on my local server, every time I save the region, the server locks up and has to be manually killed, and all browser tabs hang indefinitely waiting for data. The save works - that is, once the server is restarted, the new content has been persisted to the DB, and will load on the page. When saving regions which are not using blocks, everything is fine.
Usually my instinct would be that this has something to do with image processing, but Perch seems happy that GD is set up properly and can resize images on non-block regions, and the lock-up happens even when only using blocks which have no image field. It might some quirk that only manifests with my local setup, but because I don't control the host machine (long story), I'm reluctant to test this code on live since I'd have no way to unlock it if it crashes.
I've searched both editions of the forum and can't find reports of similar issues. Is this a known problem? How might I go about diagnosing this?
Here's the current state of the system according to the diagnostic panel. Again the site was VERY old, so although the upgrade went fairly smoothly, if there's the potential that something got screwed up during the upgrades, I wouldn't be surprised.
- Perch Runway: 3.1.4, PHP: 7.0.23, MySQL: mysqlnd 5.0.12-dev - 20150407 - $Id: b5c5906d452ec590732a93b051f3827e02749b83 $, with PDO
- Server OS: Darwin, cli-server
- Installed apps: content (3.1.4), assets (3.1.4), categories (3.1.4), perch_events (1.9.5), perch_gallery (2.8.9), perch_varnish (1.0)
Thanks for your help,