Facebook Engineering on today's outage

vijay gill vgill at vijaygill.com
Sat Sep 25 05:07:36 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> 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.

That was a model postmortem. Wish more companies had that sort of
detail and clarity around what went wrong and what was being done to
fix it.


> Cheers,
> -- jra
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