Facebook Engineering on today's outage

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Sep 24 02:17:12 UTC 2010


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. 

-- jra

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