Facebook Engineering on today's outage

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Thu Sep 23 21:17:12 CDT 2010


http://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-engineering/more-details-on-todays-outage/431441338919

Apparently, our surmise about Akamai notwithstanding, the problem was actually
internal to their app-specific caching facilities, which went into Sorcerer's
Apprentice mode, and they had to kill them all and let ghod sort them out.

More if I get it; hope that posting's public. 

Cheers,
-- jra

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