We have just set up a WeBWorK server using version 2.17. I was testing a Gateway Quiz, which was set up with a 5 minute time limit (and a closing date long in the future) to see what would happen if a student did not submit after the 5 minute timer was up. A few minutes after the timer hit 0, I looked back at the test I had open, only to find that our server crashed. After the server was restarted, I tried the same test again, and faced the same issue -- the crash occurred about two minutes after the timer hit 0.
I was hoping that someone here might have an idea what could have caused this crash, or where to start looking to find the cause.
Admittedly, we have not yet tried setting $gatewayGracePeriod to 10 yet, as was suggested in a recent thread. Could this possibly help? (And forgive the naive question, but does this advice simply mean: paste "$gatewayGracePeriod = 10;" into localOverrides.conf anywhere in the file?)
Any thoughts are appreciated!